Physician's saddlebags w/bottles & bundles

Physician's saddlebags w/bottles & bundles
Physician's saddlebags w/bottles & bundles
Leather, metal, glass, paper
Overall: 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 9 in. ( 19 x 24.1 x 22.9 cm )
Leather saddlebags with two buckled pouches connected by leather strap; one pouch with ten dividers containing four glass vials and one bundle wrapped in paper and twine; other pouch undivided. 35 additional medicine vials and bundles, stored separately.
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Gift of Mrs. E.L. Woolf
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According to accession records, these saddlebags belonged to Dr. Myron Orton (1784-1873) of Niagara County, New York, the donor's great-grandfather. Dr. Orton used them on the Niagara frontier in 1811, while in the local militia in the War of 1812, and later at Pekin (Sanborn), Niagara County.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group