Vaseline White Petroleum Jelly


The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A soothing dressing for Burns, Minor Cuts, Skin Irritations, Sunburn, Frost Bites, Chafing, and a valuable aid in the Nursery. A relief for Nasal and Throat Irritations Due to Colds.

Date Made: after 1920

Maker: Chesebrough Manufacturing Company

Location: Currently not on view (box)

Place Made: United States: New York, New York CityAssociated Place: United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville

Subject: Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs


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Exhibition: Object Project (tube)

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: The Fournet Drugstore Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0475.594Accession Number: 1985.0475Catalog Number: 1985.0475.594

Object Name: otc preparation

Physical Description: petroleum jelly (drug active ingredients)cardboard (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.1 cm x 11.4 cm x 3.2 cm; 1 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 1/4 inbox: 1 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 11.7475 cm x 3.175 cmtube: 1 in x 4 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 10.16 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_834808

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