Homenta Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This Homenta shipping crate side was used by the New York Drug Concern of New York City during the early 20th century. Homenta was a mixture of water, menthol, thymol, ammonia, sugar, water, and alcohol that the New York Concern advertised as a remedy for catarrh (mucus) and colds.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
New York Drug Concern
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 6 in x 13 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 33.655 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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