Dr. Howard's Office, Original Site, Tekonsha, Michigan, 1956

Summary

After Dr. Alonson Howard died in 1883, his wife locked up his medical office building in rural Michigan. In 1956, when the building was brought to Greenfield Village, many of "Doc Howard's" possessions were still intact. He used these hand-painted barrels to brew and dispense homemade botanical medicines, including herbal extracts.

After Dr. Alonson Howard died in 1883, his wife locked up his medical office building in rural Michigan. In 1956, when the building was brought to Greenfield Village, many of "Doc Howard's" possessions were still intact. He used these hand-painted barrels to brew and dispense homemade botanical medicines, including herbal extracts.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

March 1956

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.B.11918

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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