Bottle: Prove all things Ben Franklin Bitters...

Bottle: Prove all things Ben Franklin Bitters...
Title
Bottle: Prove all things Ben Franklin Bitters...
Date 
1860-1890
Medium 
Glass, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 x 3 5/8 in. ( 25.4 x 9.2 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1653
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 the most / skeptical . . . / Highest Merit. / DIRECTIONS. / . . . / NEW HAVEN / Conn."
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group