Herrick Perforated Capsicum Plaster


The inscription on the package reads, in part: “PREPARED FOR / DR. HERRICK’S FAMILY MEDICINE CO. / JAMES F. BALLARD, Proprietor / ST. LOUIS, MO., U.S.A.” Dr. Herrick (1816-1877) established a proprietary medicine business in Albany, N.Y., in the mid-1830s. James Franklin Ballard (1851-1931) established a pharmaceutical business in St. Louis in 1882, and collected oriental rugs.

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.293320.0730Accession Number: 293320Catalog Number: 293320.0730

Object Name: plaster

Measurements: overall: 1/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 8 5/8 in; .3175 cm x 14.9225 cm x 21.9075 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-05c7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1458497

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