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A LARGE 8 1/2" tall aqua-marine colored oval-shaped original hand blown antique quack medicine bottle.

The bottle is embossed, "LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S / VEGETABLE COMPOUND".

This is an antique hand Blown Into Mold (BIM) patent medicine bottle, ca. late 1800's, well over 100 years old.

Lydia Pinkham started a patent medicine business back in the 1800's, and she specialized in producing products that were specifically designed to treat 'female' complaints.

According to the paper label that is on one of these bottles in our collection, the 'Vegetable Compound' that came in this bottle was 36 PROOF.

Lydia advertised that the concoction was, "For Prolapsus Uteri (Falling of the Womb) and other Female Weaknesses including Leucorrhoea, Irregular and Painful Menstruation, Inflammation and Ulceration of the Womb, ... FOR ALL WEAKNESS OF THE GENERATIVE ORGANS OF EITHER SEX, IT IS REGARDED AS SECOND TO NO OTHER REMEDY THAT HAS EVER BEEN BEFORE THE PUBLIC".

This bottle is in good condition. It has a few tiny nicks and scrapes and some patches of cloudy stain, nothing significant.

* We'd highlighted the embossed writing in white for photo'ing. This has since been soaked off.

Antique quack medicine bottle LYDIA E PINKHAM'S VEGETABLE Compound for Female Complaints, from the 1800's.


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: GLASS
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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