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Golden Peacock Shampoo

Maker:
Paris Toilet Company  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.715 cm x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
hair care product
Other Terms:
Cosmetics; Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
Place made:
United States: Tennessee, Paris
Date made:
1913-1927
Subject:
Hair Care Products  Search this
ID Number:
1978.0883.084
Accession number:
1978.0883
Catalog number:
1978.0883.084
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Hair Care Products
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-491b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_716460
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Bottle

Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 13.0175 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
bottle
ID Number:
MG.M-09403
Catalog number:
M-09403
Accession number:
225332
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-27f8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1464569

bottle

Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 13.0175 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
bottle
ID Number:
MG.M-09404
Catalog number:
M-09404
Accession number:
225332
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-27f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1464570

K. & M. Effervescent Bromo Caffeine

Maker:
Keasbey & Mattison Company  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (packaging material)
glass (overall material)
cork (lid material)
paper (inside material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
otc preparation
Other Terms:
Patent Medicines; Drugs
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Ambler
United States: Illinois, Chicago
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
after 1920 before 1938
Subject:
Nerve & Brain Drugs  Search this
ID Number:
1978.0883.011.A
Accession number:
1978.0883
Catalog number:
1978.0883.011.A
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3bc6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_719074
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Journals: Leaves of Wesley Heights

Collection Creator:
Junkin, Hattie Meyers, 1896-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
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Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers
Hattie Meyers Junkin Papers / Series 3: General materials of Hattie Meyers Junkin
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg286c383c8-f28a-4af6-b59e-5e952f5fae8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0171-ref139
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When You Don't Look Like Yourself ... [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

Advertiser:
Walther Peptonized Port Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10.5" x 8.5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
Circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated with two images of a man; one fit and alert, the other run-down. Text describes the conditions this 'food tonic' relieves - tired, run-down, nervous conditions and for dyspepsia, indigestion and stomach troubles..
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 121 (Book 264-265), Folder 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0059-0000153 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Patent medicines  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets
Advertisements -- 1900-1910
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records / Series 2: Proof Sheets / Walther-Robertson Drug pharmaceuticals, Peptonyiel
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85e9c6a86-41e0-4e9f-b774-bf8714b84a94
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0059-ref8557

Nursing Mothers ... [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

Advertiser:
Walther Peptonized Port Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10.5" x 8.6".)
Type:
Archival materials
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
Circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated with a mother holding a baby flanked by an older couple. Text states that Walther's Peptonized Port is an ideal tonic for nursing mothers.
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 121 (Book 264-265), Folder 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0059-0000154 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Patent medicines  Search this
advertising  Search this
Mothers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets
Advertisements -- 1900-1910
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records / Series 2: Proof Sheets / Walther-Robertson Drug pharmaceuticals, Peptonyiel
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82130022e-daa2-4c83-b894-f60a5fbf59c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0059-ref8558

Nervous? [black & white advertisement; tear sheet]

Advertiser:
Walther Peptonized Port Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 10.5" x 8.6".)
Type:
Archival materials
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
Circa 1910
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated with an anxious woman with her hands to her face. Text states that derangements of the nervous system ... can be cured by taking Walther's Peptonized Port.
Arrangement:
In Series ?, Box 121 (Book 264-265), Folder 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0059-0000155 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must use microfilm copy. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audiovisual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Technical Access: Viewing the film portion of the collection without reference copies requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to audio discs requires special arrangement. Do not use original materials when available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Patent medicines  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets
Advertisements -- 1900-1910
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records / Series 2: Proof Sheets / Walther-Robertson Drug pharmaceuticals, Peptonyiel
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a57b698d-1190-46f6-975e-d391e26c9574
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0059-ref8559

[Trade catalogs from Montgomery Ward & Co.]

Variant company name:
Shelve under M  Search this
Company Name:
Montgomery Ward & Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Montgomery Ward  Search this
Notes content:
two envelopes OVERSIZE ; Housewares ; hand tools ; farm and agricultural equipment ; clothing ; shoes ; household appliances ; building materials ; gas engines ; toys and games ; photographic equipment ; movies ; motion pictures ; fishing and hunting equipment ; poultry equipment ; poultry chicks ; "Riverside" motorcycles ; lawn and garden equipment ; plumbing equipment and supplies ; groceries ; tack ; horse supplies ; saddles ; harnesses ; wallpaper ; power tools ; radios ; automobile equipment ; truck tires ; bathroom fixtures and plumbing ; other products ; Wardway homes bungalows and cottages ; catalog home plans and mail-order homes ; "History and Progress of Montgomery Ward & Co." (1925) ; Reprint of 1898 catalog ; fabric samples
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and samples
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Wallpaper samples
Physical description:
91 pieces; 13 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Carriages; wagons and accessories  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Fences  Search this
Firearms  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Livestock and fisheries  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Motorcycles  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Taxidermy; hunting and trapping supplies  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Television  Search this
Theatre and entertainment supplies  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Animal industry  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Carriage and wagon making  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_32082
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_32082

Maragoli (Outtakes, RF 19)

Collection Creator:
Nichols, Sandra  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents:
Outtakes from edited film shows market activities including buying and selling, crowds in the market, wares and produce set out on the ground; shots of barbering next to the market; shots of the local pharmacy and advertisements for patent medicines.

Credits: Ssennyonga, Joseph (Social Anthropologist) Strasburg, Ivan (Cameraman) McDuffie, Michael (Soundman)

Legacy Keywords: Roads transportation ; Transportation automobiles bicylcles ; Markets dry goods agricultural produce ; Barbers tools ; Drugstores patent medicines ; Agricultural crops markets ; Vendors markets agricultural produce soap utensils ; Language and culture
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1978.2.1 (RF 19)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Sandra Nichols collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Sandra Nichols collection
Sandra Nichols collection / Maragoli (Outtakes)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc99fa40860-970b-4057-80b9-2e52cd308a0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2012-05-ref19

Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 1

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5".)
Container:
Box 18, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Biographies
Diaries
Place:
Yonkers (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
1907 April 3-1908 January 22
Scope and Contents:
Inscription on flyleaf: "I / Journal of / Dr. L.H. Baekeland / Yonkers, NY [sic] / April 3, 1907 / to Jan. 23, 1908." The diary details Baekeland's daily activities. He writes often of his visits and discussions, and the subjects of correspondence he has written and received. It sheds light on the use and distance of travel by automobile in the early twentieth century. In the notes, Baekeland explains increasing time spent in the laboratory at the end of 1907 into 1908.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Laboratories  Search this
Automobiles -- 1900-1910  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep852e54b23-0721-44a5-9083-4cb812f4220b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref288
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 55

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 21, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1935 January 1- 1935 December 31
1935 June 1- 1935 December 31
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ff4efb81-d637-4c96-978d-07585196031f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref344
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Medicine Show Fieldwork: Alton Machen interview - Medicine show pitchman and patent medicine salesman

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Medicine Show Program 1979 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Zeitlin, Steven J. (field worker)  Search this
Kreiger, Zack (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Machen, Alton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
South Carolina
Anderson (S.C.)
Date:
1979 June 24
Local Numbers:
FP-1979-7RR-0047
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Anderson (S.C.), South Carolina, United States, June 24, 1979.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Medicine shows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Item FP-1979-7RR-0047
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Medicine Show / 6.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5aa2f265b-67f3-4c8c-90e8-b85c5ba8273a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref339

Medicine Show Fieldwork: Alton Machen interview - Medicine show pitchman and patent medicine salesman

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Medicine Show Program 1979 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Zeitlin, Steven J. (field worker)  Search this
Kreiger, Zack (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Machen, Alton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
South Carolina
United States
Anderson (S.C.)
Date:
1979 June 24
Local Numbers:
FP-1979-7RR-0048
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Anderson (S.C.), United States, South Carolina, June 24, 1979.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Medicine shows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Item FP-1979-7RR-0048
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Medicine Show / 6.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk582ae0f9d-7561-471a-90f4-99212b2b08d2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref340

Medicine Show Fieldwork: Alton Machen interview - Medicine show pitchman and patent medicine salesman

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Medicine Show Program 1979 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Zeitlin, Steven J. (field worker)  Search this
Kreiger, Zack (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Machen, Alton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
South Carolina
United States
Anderson (S.C.)
Date:
1979 June 24
Local Numbers:
FP-1979-7RR-0049
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Anderson (S.C.), United States, South Carolina, June 24, 1979.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Medicine shows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Item FP-1979-7RR-0049
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Medicine Show / 6.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk581b48a5e-d439-434b-b597-0985bfbf35a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref341

Medicine Show Fieldwork: Alton Machen interview - Medicine show pitchman and patent medicine salesman

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Medicine Show Program 1979 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Zeitlin, Steven J. (field worker)  Search this
Kreiger, Zack (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Machen, Alton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
South Carolina
United States
Anderson (S.C.)
Date:
1979 June 24
Local Numbers:
FP-1979-7RR-0050
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Anderson (S.C.), United States, South Carolina, June 24, 1979.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Medicine shows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Item FP-1979-7RR-0050
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Medicine Show / 6.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk57d24dc62-50a7-4c28-ab24-7fc85004eae0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref342

Medicine Show Fieldwork: Alton Machen interview - Medicine show pitchman and patent medicine salesman

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Medicine Show Program 1979 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Zeitlin, Steven J. (field worker)  Search this
Kreiger, Zack (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Machen, Alton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
South Carolina
United States
Anderson (S.C.)
Date:
1979 June 24
Local Numbers:
FP-1979-7RR-0051
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Anderson (S.C.), United States, South Carolina, June 24, 1979.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Medicine shows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Item FP-1979-7RR-0051
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Medicine Show / 6.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref343

Medicine Show Fieldwork: Alton Machen interview - Medicine show pitchman and patent medicine salesman

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Medicine Show Program 1979 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Zeitlin, Steven J. (field worker)  Search this
Kreiger, Zack (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Machen, Alton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
South Carolina
United States
Anderson (S.C.)
Date:
1979 June 24
Local Numbers:
FP-1979-7RR-0052
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Anderson (S.C.), United States, South Carolina, June 24, 1979.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Medicine shows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Item FP-1979-7RR-0052
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Medicine Show / 6.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk58dc4923c-7b53-4645-91c4-79b4406c4d74
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref344

Medicine Show

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
A special sense of mystery and glamour surrounds the medicine showman - the itinerant patent medicine seller whose free performances were an important part of small town life still within living memory of many Americans. The American patent medicine seller derived from mountebanks - wandering herb doctors and medicine vendors who drew crowds with songs or conjuring. They appeared in the New World as early as the 1600s, but it was only about 1850 that the idea of selling medicine between the acts of a free show resulted from the rapid growth of proprietary medicine companies, many of which sent advertising units on the road after the Civil War. These units were especially popular in rural areas where regular theater companies rarely appeared. Medicine shows sponsored by leading firms such as the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company and Hamlin's Wizard Oil were soon in competition with independent showmen who casually brewed up their remedies in boarding house bathtubs.

By 1900 medicine shows had pervaded every part of the country where an audience could be found, and the various types of medicine showmen were vying with one another to present novelties and unique attractions. In addition to a pitchman who sold remedies, more elaborate shows carried an entire cast of performers and musicians, as well as a more-or-less completely equipped tent theater. Some large medicine show companies, in fact, were capable of mounting several hours of entertainment with a dozen or more acts as well as half a dozen intervals dunng which the showman could sell his products. The shows were the only form of entertainment in many rural American communities and one of the most lucrative sources of employment for folk musicians. Many of our most celebrated folk and popular performers, including Bessie Smith, Clarence Ashley, Harmonica Frank Floyd, and Hank Williams, got their starts in medicine shows. It was this heritage of entertainment and amusement that was celebrated during the 1979 Festival.
Participants:
Milton Bartok, 1909-1980, pitchman, Tallevast, Florida

Fred Foster Bloodgood, 1910-1997, pitchman, Madison, Wisconsin

Harvey Ellington, 1909-1997, musician, Durham, North Carolina

Frank Floyd, 1908-1984, musician, Georgetown, Ohio

Snuffy Jenkins, 1908-1990, musician, Chapin, South Carolina

Alton Machen, pitchman, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Greasy Medlin, 1910-1982, musician, Chapin, South Carolina

Hammie Nixon, musician, Brownsville, Tennessee

Anna Mae Noell, 1914-2000, comedian, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Bob Noell, 1914-2000, comedian, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Sam Pridgen, musician, Durham, North Carolina

Pappy Sherrill, 1915-2001, musician, Chapin, South Carolina

George Franklin Washington, dancer, Louisville, Kentucky

Bronco West, comedian, Dunn, North Carolina
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Series 6
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk597d6bfa2-5be8-4126-9f8b-0644a67039b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref46

Medicine Show: Alton Machen interview- Medicine Show Pitchman, Patent Medicine Salesman

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Medicine Show Program 1979 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Zeitlin, Steven J. (field worker)  Search this
Santino, Jack (field worker)  Search this
Wagner, Paul, 1948- (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Machen, Alton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
North Carolina
United States
Hickory (N.C.)
Date:
1979 September 14
Local Numbers:
FP-1979-7RR-0174
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Hickory (N.C.), United States, North Carolina, September 14, 1979.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Pitchmen  Search this
Medicine shows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1979, Item FP-1979-7RR-0174
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1979 Festival of American Folklife / Series 6: Medicine Show / 6.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk573f0a499-efae-49df-98dd-6645eab46cf3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1979-ref927

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