Accession number: 2021.9
Measurements: 26 cm H x 8 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: Danish West Indies
Narrative: This bottle was found in a chest in the home of James Card whose grandfather and perhaps great grandfather were sea captains in the early days of shipping and shipbuilding in Hants County along the Avon River. The rum was used as a wash by sea captains before going ashore. The back label describes how it can be used to refresh and strengthen the skin of the face, hands and the whole body.
Description: Dark green glass rum bottle, approximately two-thirds full of liquid, presumably rum, since it is tightly corked shut. Label is much worn and torn. Words that can be read on the front label: Bay Rum. Double distilled. Prepared by A. H. Riise. St. Thomas.?anish West Indies. 1902? Reverse of the bottle's label describes the use and value of the liquid contents as a wash for the face, hands and the whole body.