Box of homeopathic remedies

Object Number: 
Z.438
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Wood, leather, glass, cork, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed label: inside lid: "Cholera Remedies./PREPARED AT/SMITH'S/HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACY,/NEW YORK." handwritten note: inside box: lists each remedy and the symptoms for which it can be used; i.e. "Belladonna. Cold, sore throat, headache."
Description: 
Rectangular hinged box with leather covering and brass clasp; interior with 7 labeled vials and handwritten note describing uses for each remedy. Pharmacy's paper label affixed inside lid. Vials include: arsenicum, belladonna, camphor, colycynth, cuprum, mercurius, and veratrum.
Gallery Label: 
According to the pharmacist's label inside the box, these vials contained homeopathic remedies for the relief of cholera.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group