Medicine Bottle

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Title

Medicine Bottle

Description

A variety of unlabeled medicinal bottles were discovered in the Cooper Street dig, including this small glass bottle. It could have held a number of liquids used to heal a number of ailments. It would have been kept with others of its kind in the household, used when a family member was taken ill.

Source

Recovered from excavation prior to construction of Rutgers-Camden dormitory at 330 Cooper Street, Camden, N.J.

Publisher

Rutgers University–Camden

Date

Photograph, June 2018

Contributor

McKenna Britton (Graduate Student, American Material Culture, Spring 2018); photograph by Jacob Lechner

Rights

Collection of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Relation

Affleck, Richard, George Cress, Ingrid Weubber, Rebecca White, Kimberly Morrell, and Thomas Kutys. Phase II and Data-Recovery Archaeological Excavations of the Smith-Maskell Site Cooper Street Development Camden, New Jersey. Archaeological Excavation Report, Burlington: URS Corporation.

Format

Unmarked glass bottle, approx. 1" diameter, 3" tall.

Collection

Citation

“Medicine Bottle,” Learning From Cooper Street, accessed May 22, 2024, https://omeka.camden.rutgers.edu/items/show/25.

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