Medicine Bag


Medicine bag owned by William M. Wegmann (1873-1964), a physician in Bladen, Neb. An inscription reads in part “Prescribed by / DR. WM. M. WEG…” and “BECTON, DICKINSON & CO. RUTHERFORD, N.J.”

Maker: Becton, Dickinson and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Nebraska, BladenUnited States: Nebraska, Bladen

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Credit Line: Thomas Gillilland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0337.03Catalog Number: 1990.0337.03Accession Number: 1990.0337

Object Name: medicine bag

Physical Description: leather (overall material)metal (overall material)glass (overall material)cork (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21.6 cm x 31.5 cm x 18.5 cm; 8 1/2 in x 12 13/32 in x 7 9/32 inoverall: 6 5/8 in x 13 in x 10 in; 16.8275 cm x 33.02 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1063662

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