Mentholatum

Title

Mentholatum

Subject

External Medicine
Medicine

Description

Mentholatum was advertised as a general cure-all for skin injuries and pains from bruises to sunburns.
The Mentholatum Company was originally founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1889 but moved to Buffalo, NY in 1903.
Mentholatum is still sold today as a relief ointment for the minor aches and pains associated with colds and the flu.

Source

https://mentholatumointment.com/product/original-ointment/
https://sites.uw.edu/gonzalsa/2014/05/19/milk-glass-milk-glass/
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1348550

Publisher

Phoenix Project

Date

1903-c. late 1910s

Contributor

Emmett Cantkier

Format

148g
58mm base diameter
66mm height

Type

Milk glass
Glass

Identifier

p215 ACC133

Coverage

9DA89

Collection

Citation

“Mentholatum,” The Phoenix Project , accessed May 29, 2024, http://martaphoenixproject.gsuanthropology.com/items/show/132.

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