icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Things To Do
Dress Up | 1st Person | African American Map | Now Read This | Magic Lens | In the Round | Tool Videos | Architecture | e-Postcards | Chronologies | Turns Activities

Send an E-Postcard of:
"Guilford Mineral Spring Water, Guilford, Vermont" bottle

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

Following the religious revivals of the Second Great Awakening, many Americans strove for moral and physical perfection in an effort to hasten the second coming of Christ. Hydropathy, or water cures, became popular beginning in the 1840s. Practitioners encouraged patients to relieve their ailments by drinking cold mineral water or immersing in a cold bath. Following the Civil War, the technology to bottle water became available, and health practitioners promoted drinking mineral water to help ease internal pains. Mineral water was said to have special chemicals that flushed the system. Drinking mineral water, formerly a key activity at hydropathic spas, was now available at home. This bottle contained mineral water from the springs of Guilford, Vermont. Being a small, rural town, residents of Guilford shipped their water to Saratoga, New York, to be bottled and distributed.


top of page

Share this image with a friend.
Simply enter their e-mail address below and we'll send them this image in an e-mail greeting, along with a link to see the image on our site.

To E-Mail Address *
From E-Mail Address *
From Name

* = Required

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback