John Kiehl - Pharmacist

John Kiehl - Pharmacist

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Object Name
bottle, prescription
Other Terms
Bottle; Containers
date made
Kiehl, John
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
colorless (container color)
glass (container material)
flint ware (container popular name)
narrow mouth (container shape)
square (container shape)
overall: 7.1 cm x 2.3 cm x 2.3 cm; 2 13/16 in x 7/8 in x 7/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Aaron Morse, Kiehl's Pharmacy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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So lovely to see my great grandfather's name on one of his original products. What a treasure! I remember visiting my grandfather's lab at his home in Willsboro, N.Y. as a little girl. He had hundreds of bottles filled with all of the scents of the world! My Grandad would give me "smell tests". I would close my eyes and he would wave a scent under my nose....geraniums, violets, rose, mint and freshly mowed grass. He was so talented. My mother would cook meals and he could guess the exact spices and amounts in each recipe. So happy that the Kiehl Pharmacy is acknowledged and preserved in this museum!

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