Lydia E. Pinkham - Vegetable Compound
Lydia Pinkham in her early years was an antislavery activist and supported women's rights. After 30 years as a traditional wife and mother, she began selling her Vegetable Compound, marketed to women for "female complaints."
Find A Grave: Lydia Pinkham
Images of Lydia Pinkham's burial site, Massachusetts.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Medicine Business
A brief history of Pinkham's product, including images of advertisements, bottles, some pages from "Lydia Pinkham's Private Text-Book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women," and many more objects. Article at the Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health.
The Name that Launched a Million Bottles
A story of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, from the Vanderbilt Medical Center's Patent Medicine Collection.
Varieties of Medical Ephemera: Women
Includes an image of Lydia Pinkham from a pamphlet, 1908.
Women, Money, and Power: Lydia Pinkham
Video presentation about Lydia Pinkham, emphasizing how Pinkham answered real needs of women for medical advice, and was thus "thrust" into entrepreneurship.