From jewel-capped teeth to golden bridges – 9,000 years of dentistry
Dentistry, in some form or another, has been practiced for at least 9,000 years, although tooth extraction and remedies for tooth aches probably go back much further.
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A tiny 1 7/8" tall original antique DEEP COBALT BLUE colored, oval shaped, old medicine bottle. Bottle is stamped in the glass "VICKS / DROPS". This is an ORIGINAL OLD bottle dating back about 75 years or more. A nice and clean bottle, NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. The Vicks Company got started back in the 1890's and this is one of their early bottles, nice in this tiny size!
Helonia vaginal tablets with opium. These were inserted into the vagina to cure the embarrassing problem of Leukorrhea, vulgarly known as "the whites." It refers to vaginal discharge, which is usually normal, but not appreciated in olden days. I'm not sure stuffing opium in your vagina would help, but then again I'm not an old-timey medicine show man. So what do I know?
antique Watkins bottle I found while remodeling an old Iowa farm house
I found this bottle in the wall of an old Iowa farm house I was remodeling about 8 years ago. If anyone has any info about this type of bottle (such as date/rarity), I would love to hear it. Thanks!
And yet another post about antiques...
When I pack up after an antique show like the one I did on Saturday, I sort my stuff into different categories- next show- in this case Silver Bella; stuff to sell on Ebay and Etsy; stuff to take to...
Cannabis Time Capsule 1911: Marijuana kills babies!
After a week of what seems like endless Reefer Madness stories from the Denver television stations, we thought we'd leave you with some vintage pot hysteria from 1911. Yes, in case reports of wild Mexicans wasn't enough to scare the hell out of white America, the thought of it killing...
Ayre's Diarrhoea Cure; ca 1890 "O to die advancing on! Are there some of us to droop and die? has the hour come? Then upon the march we fittest die, soon and sure the gap is fill’d, Pioneers! O pioneers!" Walt Whitman
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