Thirty-eight Medicinal Bottle Labels for "Norwood's Tincture of Veratrum Viride,"
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M
- Date / Time :
- June 15, 2014 12:00PM
Thirty-eight Medicinal Bottle Labels for "Norwood's Tincture of Veratrum Viride," New Lebanon, 19th century, black letterpress on white paper.
One of the longest lasting industries of the New Lebanon, New York, Shakers was the manufacture of the Fluid Extract of Veratrum Viride. The Shakers are known to have produced it from the 1850s to the 1940s. This medicine, derived from the white hellebore plant, depressed the respiratory and circulatory system, and had to be administered by a skilled physician or it might kill the patient. The Shakers worked closely with Dr. Wesley C. Norwood of Cokesbury, South Carolina in the marketing and sale of this product, hence "Norwood's Tincture of Veratrum Viride."
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