|Valentine's Meat Juice Bottle, About 3" High|
The Valentines were a very prominent family in Richmond. Perhaps the best known of this family was Edward Valentine (1838---1930). Edward was a sculptor who is famous for his works in marble and bronze. He designed the Robert E Lee recumbent memorial, the Stonewall Jackson memorial and the Thomas Jefferson memorial.
|Edward Valentine's Marble Sculpture of Robert E Lee, Lee Chapel, Lexington, Virginia|
|Fits Very Nicely in the Palm of Your Hand|
|Valentine's Meat Juice Was A Common Prescription|
|It'll Cure Whatever Needs Curing|
Archaelogical digs around brothels have yielded many of the bottles that were cast aside after being consumed. Prostitutes believed that the meat juice offered protection from and a cure for sexually transmitted diseases (known as "social diseases" back in the day).
A famous murder case involved a Mrs. Maybrick, who murdered her husband by poisoning his meat juice with arsenic.
|Fits Easily in Your Pocket or Purse!|
Today, we look upon the notion of meat juice as a health potion as being backward in the extreme. But not very long ago, Valentine's meat juice was an accepted and trusted treatment by the medical community.