National Museum of Civil War Medicine -Visit
Last week I shared some pictures taken while walking around downtown Frederick, MD and until we reached our destination: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
This post is about it, the museum and what caught my eye.
First, the building, one of those old buildings with great doors, old hardwood floors throughout and lots of history by itself.
Once you past the main door, the gift shop greets you. It was full of nice stuff and memorabilia, but I kept looking at the art they have on the walls. I love this Wunder Mercantile & Banjo Poster. I did a Google search but couldn't find much about the Banjo Company but a recent fictitious registration in Missouri.
A U.S. Sanitary Commission sign. - Love the framed wooden board.
The fonts and the design were my faves while looking at this Third Irish Regiment poster. It gives me good ideas for catchy fonts for Pinterest pics. ;)
The tour begins on the second floor, where this beautiful quilt is displayed.
Here, I'm with my kids, reading, learning and enjoying some of the hands on activities the museum has.
The full size dioramas and photographs make you feel like part of what's going on right there.
The museum guides you through 150 years of medical history with an emphasis during the Civil War era, highlighting the challenges doctors and patients/soldiers had to face.
Amid all the information, history and artifacts showcased in the museum, somehow I preferred to focus on the medicines and cute ways they were presented at the time.
A Ward's Red Hot Wonder Salve -medicine box - "Recommended highly for rheumatism, sprains, stiff joints, erysipelas, chapped hands and lips, chafin, dandruff, ulcers, eczema, piles, catarrh, sore throat, scalds, burns, itch, ivy poisoning, etc." Wow, it almost fixes all!
Compound BlackBerry Balsam.
Every time I saw a case or box, I wanted to know, see its contents. This McEvoy Hospital Knapsack was on one of the diorama displays.
A Hospital Drug Chest -A mahogany chest that contains 48 medical containers made from both glass and porcelain. Each bottle contains a different prepared compound or mixture used to treat disease during the Civil War.
However, this was by far my favorite piece. The Autenrieth Wagon. I spent a good amount of time drooling over this wagon and all its little compartments.
The Autenrieth medicine wagon was that, a mobile surgical wagon full of medicines. It would also have a surgical bed, on the other side of the wagon.
All those little medicine bottles are just too cute, imo.
Quiniae Sulphatis - Each containing three grains Sulphate of Quinia-
And look at all those little compartments.
Rhei. Pulv. - 1863
A hospital setting diorama was another of my favorites.
The medicine cabinet is gorgeous.
And the look outside the window too. :)
I leave you with this picture you can find in almost any blog nowadays: A white ironstone pitcher and bowl a top a little table.
There is tons more about this museum, you can check their website NMCWM right HERE for more information or if you want to visit.
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