Bottles, Bottles, and More Bottles

So for the past week and a half I have been working on adding many of our medicine bottles to our records and working on trying to identify when and where they come from.

One of the more interesting things that I found in our collections was for something called "August Flower Green's Dyspeptic Medicine". This particular bottle was interesting because not only was there the original box for the product, but also a tiny corkscrew that you use to open the bottle as well as a paper instructions sheet detailing how to use it. Based on some research that myself and other volunteers here at the Historical Society did, we estimate this product to be from the late 19th century or early 20th century since there is a note on the back of the box that mentions an increase in price due to the war, which we think implies the Spanish American war. 

August Flower