Foley's Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans

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Foley's Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans

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Description

Foley’s popular “cough syrup” retailed during the late 1800’s until the mid-1960’s. It was made in Chicago, Illinois and boasted that it was “sold everywhere. “ O. W. Bigelow sold it in his store in St. Albans in the late 1800’s. During the 1918 influenza epidemic newspaper ads touted the mixture as the answer to those suffering from the flu. In the early days the syrup of 7 % alcohol, along with other ingredients, was given to infants with a dose being five to ten drops.

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About This Item

  • Title: Foley's Honey and Tar Compound bottle, ca. 1895, St. Albans
  • Creation Date: circa 1895
  • Subject Date: circa 1895
  • Town: St. Albans
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass
  • Dimensions: 60.11 cm x 80.15 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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St. Albans Historical Society
7 Water St, St. Albans, ME 04971
(207) 938-2947

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