Vampire Killing Kit

This English-made kit dates probably from the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Its label reads, in part:

"This box contains the items considered necessary, for the protection of persons who travel into little-known countries of Eastern Europe, where the population is plagued with a particular manifestation of evil known as Vampires. Professor Ernst Blomberg respectfully requests that the purchaser of this kit, carefully studies his book in order, should evil manifestations become apparent, he is equipped to deal with them efficiently ..."

The kit's contents include a pistol and silver bullets, garlic, and a double-purpose ivory crucifix and wooden stake.