Bottle: Prove all things Ben Franklin Bitters...

Object Number: 
1937.1653
Date: 
1840-1865
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 3 5/8 in. ( 25.4 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
paper label: on obverse: "Prove all things." paper label: on reverse: "BEN FRANKLIN BITTERS/ POOR RICHARD'S TONIC/ . . . PURELY/ Vegetable/ MATERIALS/ And as a Tonic cannot be/ surpassed/ G. Mansfield Rowland/ PROPRIETOR/ A Single Trial/ Will convince th
Description: 
Light green glass bitters bottle blown in a three-part mold with patent lip and rounded string rim, ball neck, conical body with horizontal ribbing and paper labels, and base with concave profile.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group