Notes

mighty potato

 

Spent a day at the Pitt Rivers Museum’s study room last Thursday, looking at lucky charms from the reserve collection, coincidentally furthering my knowledge on the secret life of the potato (this one from 1897; to be effective against rheumatism it had to be stolen and then carried in one’s pocket).

Potato used as a cure for rheumatism. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, accession no. 1897.83.3.

Potato used as a cure for rheumatism. Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, accession no. 1897.83.3.