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Smith's Rosebud Salve

Smith's Rosebud Salve

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
A valuable preparation for chapped lips, face and hands; minor burns and scalds; bites and stings of non-poisonous insects and all other conditions for which a soothing salve is useful.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
after 1914
trademark registered (SRS - Smith's Rosebud Salve)
1908-03-10
trademark registered (R.P.CO. - Rosebud Perfume Company)
1914
maker
Rosebud Perfume Company
place made
United States: Maryland, Woodsboro
Physical Description
petrolatum (drug active ingredients)
glycerine (drug active ingredients)
borax (drug active ingredients)
cotton seed oil (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.163
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.163
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Cure-alls
Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

Hello. I have a tin of Rosebud Salve handed down in my family since the early 1900s. My great grandmother sold the salve to neighbors and family in the fields of North Carolina. I have the original tin and a carnival glass she earned by being a top sales person. I also have a photograph of her and the memories handed down about her. She died in the flu pandemic in March of 1920.

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