Rectangular clear glass bottle (a) of "Indian Oil" with original box (b) tapered at the neck with a tan cork stopper stuck in opening; full of yellow transparent liquid; red paper manufacturer’s label is affixed to one side of bottle; label has imagery of man with feathered headpiece holding arrows…
Rectangular clear glass bottle (a) of "Indian Oil" with original box (b) tapered at the neck with a tan cork stopper stuck in opening; full of yellow transparent liquid; red paper manufacturer’s label is affixed to one side of bottle; label has imagery of man with feathered headpiece holding arrows in a quiver and what appears to be a tomahawk; faded rectangular red cardboard box missing bottom includes folded paper packaging (c) with directions for use and patent law information.
Number Of Parts
a – bottle – Size: Length 15.8 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 2.7 cm
b – box – Size: Length 15.9 cm x Width 5.7 cm x Depth 3.1 cm
c – paper – Size (unfolded) Length 22.5 cm x Width 10.4 cm
Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Printed on bottle label: "INDIAN // OIL // PRICE - 25 CENTS // J. P. LAMB, DRUGGIST // AGENT FOR THE DOMINION // ATHENS, ONT." Printed on packaging: "INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL // REMEDY // Contains No Alcohol, Cayenne // or Ammonia. // DOSE, SMALL - EFFECT, SURE // For full directions, see inside // Circular.”; on side of box: “INDIAN OIL // CURES // Headache // Toothache // Sore Throat // Neuralgia // Earache // Cramps // Pleurisy // Sprains // Bruises // Burns // Cuts // Frost Bites // Rheumatism // Lame Back // Chilblains // Corns // And Wounds // of // Every // Description “; on other side: “INDIAN OIL has no equal as a Horse Liniment for Scratches, // Cuts, Corks, Galls, Sprains, Bruises, and the many ailments and accidents // they are subject to. Keep a bottle in your stable and you will use no other."; printed on instructional paper: " No. 647 - The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act"
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Bottle label shows minor fading and wear along edges; part of the bottle's base is covered with a frayed red paper; brown substance covers the tan cork; bottom of bottle's interior holds a thick white filmy substance; bottle has a what appears to be an interior flaw or crack on back edge; box is faded and stained along bottom, missing bottom panel, shows wear all over with minor missing red paper along bottom edge; paper sheet is brittle and aged brown
Imagery on bottle and packaging represents the manufacturer's depiction of an "Indian" person and may not correlate to an accurate historical representation of any Indigenous person.