Ms2013-028_GarfieldTea

Title

Ms2013-028_GarfieldTea

Description

Garfield Tea (Stillman Remedies Co.) table top advertisement, 1880s, likely c.1885?

At the earliest, this item probably dates to around 1885, four years after the death of James A. Garfield. Produced by Stillman Remedies Co. Garfield Tea was a laxative that came in loose or bagged tea form, as well as a syrup. There's no clear indiciation as to why it was named after Garfield (there is no clear connected between the late president and the company), though it may have been an attempt to capitalize on his image somehow. Records suggest there was no "Dr. Stillman," but the company was in the patent medicine business well into the 1910s.

Rights

Permission to publish material from Culinary Ephemera Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Rights

Collection is open for research.

Language

English

Identifier

Ms2013-028_GarfieldTea

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Culinary Ephemera Collection, Ms2013-028, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Citation

Stillman Remedies Co., “Ms2013-028_GarfieldTea,” VT Special Collections Online, accessed September 19, 2017, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2013-028/Ms2013-028_GarfieldTea.