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This milk glass jar was recovered during the 2007 Kansas Archeology Training Program excavations at 14GH102, the Thomas Johnson/Henry Williams dugout site, in Graham County. 14GH102 is a domestic site related to the settlement of Nicodemus, an all black community in western Kansas. The embossing on the base of the jar declare it to be Mentholatum, an ointment "which had the properties of relieving pain, easing itch, curing cold and soothing insect bites." Mentholatum was developed in Wichita, Kansas, in 1889 and is still manufactured today.

Date: 1889-2007

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Item Number: 446939
Call Number: 14GH102-366-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446939

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