Bottle w/label: Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 16.5 x 7.3 cm )
Glass bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold; down-tooled lip, cylindrical neck, sloped down shoulders, and octagonal body; paper label pasted onto bottle, and sides contain lengthwise inscription "DR. WISTARS/BALSAM OF/WILD CHERRY/PHILADA."; mold seam and pontil mark on base.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
printed: on label affixed to bottle: "DR. WISTAR'S/BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY/FOR/CONSUMPTION OF THE LUNGS,/COUGHS, COLDS, ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, WHOOP-/ING COUGH, CROUP, INFLUENZA, HOARSENESS,/PAINS OR SORENESS IN THE CHEST, &c."
printed: on label affixed to bottle (continued): "DIRECTIONS./The dose for adults should be - one dessert or two teaspoonsful,/three or four times a day ; or one teaspoonsful, taken more fre-/quently if the cough is troublesome. Those under twelve years/of age may take one teaspoonful four times a day, at any time/when the cough is coming on. Being very palatable, it is not/necessary to mix it with any thing, and is always best when ta-/ken alone./For particular uses, see Pamphlet and General Di [label torn]/To guard against counterfeits, observe the written si [label torn]/the Principal Agent, I. BUTTS, on the outside wrap [label torn]/the label inside, this signature - H Wistar M.D."
printed: on label affixed to other side of bottle: "Shake well before using."
pressed: on sides of bottle: "DR. WISTARS/BALSAM OF/WILD CHERRY/PHILADA."
written: in ink on cloth label affixed to bottle: "832"
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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