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hta1970
08-17-2007, 09:10 PM
Does anyone have any examples or information about the names of any of the Southern pharmacies either military or civilian or any British companies. I am trying to make some labels for medicines and wasn't sure if anyone had seen anything?

Thanks!
Harry Aycock
Asst Surgeon
1st Maryland Artillery

MBond057
08-17-2007, 09:36 PM
There is a book by Michael A. Flannery titled “Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy”.

If you go to your local book store they could order the book. The ISBN number is: 0789015013

TimKindred
08-17-2007, 09:50 PM
Comrade,

Pemberton's Pharmacy was located on Broadway, in Columbus, Ga, before the war. John S. Pemberton owned and operated it and after the war, in 1866, patented Coca-Cola. He served as a Captain in the CS army during the war.

Your best bet is to go to your local histerical society and see if they have a city directory for your town, or any of the surrounding locales, for the war years, or just prior. This will list all the businesses and their addresses.

As Bob Sullivan points out, and a cursory examination of period labels will show, addresses usually included only the city and state, with the occasional street name. It was quite rare to find a street number on a business label of any type, although not, of course, unknown.

Personally, I create my own labels, a la fantasie, so that they might not be "doctored up" (pardon the pun) and passed off a legitimate ones later on. I use period type fonts and layout styles, but the rest is fictional.

Respects,

NoahBriggs
08-18-2007, 06:33 AM
There was the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary in Alexandria, Virginia. They were also a mid-Atlantic wholesaler.

Flannery's book won't give you much on pharmacies and smalldistributors. It talks about the large pharmaceutical companies like Phizer, Squibb, and the like.

A book which is perfect to have is "A Guide To Pharmacy Museums and Historical Collections In The United States and Canada", by George Griffenhagen, et al. ISBN: 0-931292-34-4

celtfiddler
08-21-2007, 03:40 PM
Pemberton's Pharmacy was located on Broadway, in Columbus, Ga, before the war. John S. Pemberton owned and operated it and after the war, in 1866, patented Coca-Cola. He served as a Captain in the CS army during the war.

Coca Cola wasn't invented until May 8, 1886

TimKindred
08-21-2007, 06:03 PM
Comrade,

yes, my bad... I typed a 6 instead of an 8. Everything else, however, seems to be in order. I believe. Hopefully.

Respects,

hta1970
10-17-2007, 06:45 PM
Thought this information might be of interest. It comes from the Richmond Daily Dispatch 1861-65.

March 11, 1861
Apothecaries, &c.
Joseph Laidley,
Chemist,
Graduate of Pharmacy,
(late Laidley & Robinson,)
Main and Fifth streets, sign of the Red mortar,
Richmond,Va.,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in pure and reliable Medicines, selected and prepared by himself, expressly for physicians', plantation and family use. All new and rare Remedies, pure Chemicals and Pharmacenticals, Medicine Chests, Saddle Bags, Surgeons' Instruments, Implements, &c., at manufacturers' prices.

Bandages, Braces, Supporters, Trusses, London Elastic and Laced Stockings.

Perfumery, Soaps, Brushes and Combs, of all kinds; Fancy Goods, pure Spices, pure White Kerosine Oils, Oils of all kinds, Burning Fluid, Paints, Glass, Dye Stuffs and Varnishes.

Prime Smoking and Chewing Tobacco, genuins Havana Cigars.

Pure Medical Brandy, Wines and Whiskey.

Flavoring Extracts for Cooking, Cooking Wines, and all other articles kept in a first-class Drug Store, and on as good terms as similar articles can be bought for, either North or South. mh 5

John W. Garlick, M. D.,

Apothecary → and Druggist,

Market Place, Franklin St.,

Richmond, Va.

Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Window Glass, Varnishes, Dye-Stuffs, Fancy Articles, &c.

Proprietor and Manufacturer of

Semple's Infallible Baking Powder.

L. Wagner, ← Apothecary → and Druggist, keeps on hand and for sale only fresh and fresh and reliable Drugs, the most popular genuine Patent Medicines, all the latest approved Pharmaceutical Preparations, Chemicals, Dye Stuffs, Oils, Paints, Window Glass, Putty, Brushes of all kinds, Turpentine, the best of Coal Oil, Sperm Oil, Burning Fluid, Alcohol, Perfumery, Fancy Articles, Cigars, and Tobacco, Corner Broad and 6th streets, Richmond, Va. fe 12

J. W. Frayser,
← Apothecary → and Druggist,
Seventeenth, between Grace and Broad streets,
Richmond, Va.,
Would beg leave to return his sincere thanks to his friends, and those who have so liberally patronized him during the past year, and hopes, by strict attention to business, to merit a continuance of the same.

N. B.--Physcians and others can rely on having their Prescriptions Carefully and Accurately compounded at all hours of the day and night. J. W. Frayser, Druggist,

ja 15 17th street.

Fall trade. 1861.
W. Peterson & Co., Wholesale Druggists and Dealers in Indigo, Spices, Madder, Logwood, Bi. Carb, Soda, Starch, Sal Soda, Tobacco, Snuff, Cigars, Nutmegs, Salad Oil, Saltpetre, Sponges, Saleratus, Flor. Sulphur, Copperas, Brimstone, Alum, Cochineal, White Lead, Zine Paint, Linseed Oil, Colors, Paraffine Oil, Solar Oil, Lard Oil, Castor Oil, Tonqua Beans--invite the attention of merchants visiting Richmond, to an examination of their stock, which, in variety and price, is not surpassed in this or any Northern city.

Orders promptly attended to.

W. Peterson & Co.,

ja 14 Druggists, 155 Main street, corner 12th.

Purcell, Ladd & Co.,
Druggists, 122 Main street,
(Corner Thirteenth street, Richmond, Va.,)
Offer for sale, in quantities to suit purchasers--

2,500 lbs. best indigo,
50 bbls. Coal Oil,
6 hhds. prime Madder,
25 bbls. Sperm Oil,
500 kegs Sup. Carb. Soda,
15 bbls. Lard Oil,
100 cases Sup. Carb., in 1 lb papers,
4,000 galls, Lamp Oil,
50 bbls. Machine Oil,
25 casks Sal. Soda,
200 cases Sweet Oil,
800 oz. Sulph. Quinine,
40 bbls. Linseed Oil,
500 kegs Lewis' Lead, in Oil,
150 cases Extract Logwood,
2,500 kegs Cream Tartar,
25 bbls. Spirits Turpentine,
100 bags Sifted Pepper,
30 bags Allspice,
15 kegs Apto. Emerys,
60 bags Ginger, prime,
2,000 lbs. Refined Borax,
150 bxs. Powd'd Spices, pure,
6 bbls. Camphor,
3,000 lbs. pure Saltpetre,
35 barrels Castor Oil, prime,
25 bbls. Venet. Red,
100 boxes Starch,
25 bbls. Alcohol,
2,000 boxes French Window Glass, assorted sizes,
5 tons H H Zinc, in Oil,
5 bbls. Burning Fluid,
With a full stock of other articles, and Patent Medicines, Fancy Soaps, Perfumeries, Painters' Colors, Brushes, &c., &c., on our usual terms.

Purcell, Ladd & Co., Druggists,

122 Main st., corner 13th.

N. B.--Particular and prompt attention to packing and shipping orders. de 19

First-Class Medicines.
Meade & Baker,
Pharmaceutists and Vendors of Pure and reliable Medicines, Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Products, Surgical Instruments and Appliances; Medicine Chests for plantations, families and travelers; Physicians' Saddle Bags; London Elastic Stockings, Trusses and Supporters; Porte-Monnaies, Combs, Brushes, Toilet Mirrors; first quality Perfumery, Pomades and Soaps; Mineral Waters, bottled at the Springs; Medicinal Wares and Apparatus; Magnetic Machines, &c., all of the best quality and at the lowest rates.

Meade & Baker,

185 Main st., corner above Post-Office,

de 29 Richmond, Va.

A. Bodeker & Co., Apothecaries and Druggists, No. 10 Main Street, near Old Market, Richmond, Va., will keep on hand a general assortment of pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Oils, Paints, Window Glass, Putty, Dye Stuffs, Patent Medicines, Brushes, of all kinds; Surgical Appliances, Burning Fluid, Alcohol, Soaps, Perfumery, Fancy Articles, Garden Seeds, Glue, Sand Paper, Tobacco, Cigars Snuff, Medicinal Liquors, &c.

Prescriptions prepared at all hours, with special care, by members of the firm alone.

Physicians' orders from the country executed promptly, and the most reliable medicines furnished ja 9

New Drug store.
Robert W. Powers,
← Apothecary and Druggist,
Begs leave to inform his friends and the public that he has taken and re-fitted in a new and handsome style, the store formerly occupied by J. B. Wood, and more recently by C. S. Dawson, No. 48, corner Main and Wall streets, one door above the St. Charles Hotel, Richmond, Va., and has just opened with an entirely new stock of Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Perfumery, &c., comprising every article usually kept in his fine, selected in person by himself, with especial reference to their freshness, purity, and entire reliability.

Physicians will find his stock of Drugs, Chemicals, Standard Pharmaceutical Preparations, Surgical Instruments, &c., very complete, embracing many new and desirable articles.

Prescriptions carefully compounded at any hour of day or night.

Orders promptly attended to.

oc 5--ts Robt. W. powers.

Dove & Co.,
wholesale Druggists.
no. 83 Main street.
Having in store their Fall stock of Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, &c., offer them to the trade on the most accommodating terms.

Indigo, (Spanish Float,)
Burning Fluid.
Sup, Carb. Soda, (English,)
Machine Oil,
Tanners' Oil,
Cream Tartar,
Linseed Oil,
Saltpetre,
Lamp Oil,
Eps, Saits,
Sweet Oil,
Borax,
Camphor,
Pepper,
Extract Logwood,
Ginger,
Soap, all kinds,
Starch,
Cigars, all grades,
Window Glass, all sizes,
Chewing Tobacco,
Spirits Turpentine,
Smoking Tobacco,
Coal Oil,
Liquid Glue,
All the Patent and Popular Medicines, Perfumery, &c.

Particular attention to Packing and Shipping. no 19

E. T. Robinson, Graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, (Successor to Laidley & Robinson,) Fourth and Franklin streets. Richmond, has in store a large, fresh and well-selected stock of Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery, Fancy Articles, &c., which he offers at low prices. Strict personal attention will be given to all the departments of the business.

Orders for shipment will be promptly attended to and most carefully packed no 27

hta1970
10-17-2007, 06:47 PM
Part 2

May 13, 1861
Apothecaries, &c.
J. W. Frayser,
Apothecary → and Druggist.
Seventeenth, between Grace and Broad streets,
Richmond, Va.,
Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Fancy Articles, Toilet Soaps, Perfumery, &c. Also, Paints, Oils, Dye-Stuffs, Burning Fluid, Kerosene Oil, Alcohol; Garden and Flower Seeds; Cigars, Snuff and Tobacco, of various brands; Brushes, Combs, &c all the popular Patent Medicines of the day, and all other articles usually kept in Drug stores, which will be sold on the most reasonable terms.

Physicians and others can rely on having their Prescriptions carefully and Accurately compounded at all hours of the day and night. J. W. Frayser, Druggist,

mh 23 17th street.

E. T. Robinson, Graduate of the Philadelphia College of ?Harmacy, (Successor to Laidley & Robinson,) Fourth and Franklin streets, Richmond, has in store a large, fresh and well-selected stock of Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery, Fancy Articles &c., which he offers at low prices. Strict personal attention will be given to all the departments of the business.

Orders for shipment will be promptly attended to and most carefully packed. no 27

John W. Garlick, M. D.,

← Apothecary → and Druggist,

Market Place, Franklin St.,

Richmond, Va.

Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Window Glass, Varnishes, Dye-Stuffs, Fancy Articles, &c.

Proprietor and Manufacturer of Semple's Infallible Baking Powder.

New Drug Store.
Robert W. Powers,

← Apothecary and Druggist,

Begs leave to inform his friends and the public that he has taken and re-fitted in a new and handsome style, the store formerly occupied by J. B. Wood, and more recently by C. S. Dawson, No. 48, corner Main and Wall streets, one door above the St. Charles Hotel, Richmond, Va., and has just opened with an entirely new stock of

Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Perfumery, &c.,

Comprising every article usually kept in his line, selected in person by himself, with especial reference to their freshness, purity, and entire reliability.

Physicians will find his stock of Drugs, Chemicals, Standard Pharmaceutical preparations, Surgical Instruments, &c., very complete, embracing many new and desirable articles.

Prescriptions carefully compounded at any hour of day or night.

Orders promptly attended to.

oc 5--ts Robt. W. powers.

Purcell, Ladd & Co.,
Wholesale Druggists,

No. 122, corner of Main and 13th Streets,

Dealers in Drugs, Medicines, Indigo, Madder and other Dyes, Window Glass, Paints, Oils, Burning Fluid, Kerosine and Coal Oils, &c., &c.,

Comprising a large and general assortment of Goods in their line, which we offer to Merchants and others very low for cash, or on time to strictly punctual customers.

Purcell, Ladd & Co., Druggists,

Corner Main and Governor streets,

mh 21 Richmond.

First-class Medicines.
Meade & Baker.

Pharmacrutists and Vendors of Pure and reliable Medicines, Chemicals, Pharmaceutical Products, Surgical Instruments and Appliances; Medicine Chests for plantations, families and travelers; Physicians' Saddle Bags; London Elastic Stockings, Trusses and Supporters; Porte-Monnaies, Combs, Brushes, Toilet Mirrors; first quality Perfumery, Pomades and Soaps; Mineral Waters, bottled at the Springs; Medictual Wares and Apparatus; Magnetic Machines, &c., all of the best quality and at the lowest rates.

Meade & Baker,

186 Main st., corner above Post-Office,

de 28 Richmond, Va.

Joseph Laidley,
Chemist,

Graduate of Pharmacy,

(Late Laidley & Robinson,)

Main and Fifth Streets, Sign of the Red Mortar,

Richmond, Va.,

Manufacturer of and Dealer in pure and reliable Medicines, selected and prepared by himself, expressly for physicians', plantation and family use. All new and rare Remedies, pure Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Medicine Chests, Saddle Bags, Surgeons', Instruments, Implements, &c., at manufacturers' prices.

Bandages, Braces, Supporters, Trusses, London Elastic and Laced Stock?ngs.

Perfumery, Soaps, Brushes and Combs, of all kinds; Fancy Goods, pure Spices, pure White Kerosine Oils, Oils of all kinds, Burning Fluid, Paiuts, Glass, Dye Stuffs and Varnishes.

Prime Smoking and Chewing Tobacco, genuine Havana Cigars.

Pure Medical Brandy, Wines and Whiskey.

Flavoring Extracts for Cooking, Cooking Wines, and all other articles kept in a first-class Drug Store, and on as good terms as similar articles can be bought for, either North or South. mh 5

Fall trade. 1861.
W. Peterson & Co., Wholesale Druggists and Dealers in Indigo, Spices, Madder, Logwood, Bi. Carb. Soda, Starch, Sal Soda, Tobacco, Snuff, Cigars, Nutmegs, Salad Oil, Saltpetre, Sponges, Saleratus, Flor. Sulphur, Copperas, Brimstone, Alum, Cochineal, White Lead, Zinc Paint, Linseed Oil, Colors, Paraffine Oil, Solar Oil, Lard Oil, Castor Oil. Tonqua Beans--invite the attention of merchants visiting Richmond, to an examination of their stock, which, in variety and price, is not surpassed in this or any Northern city.

Orders promptly attended to.

W. Peterson & Co.,

ja 14 Druggists, 155 Main street, corner 12th.

A. Bodeker & Co.,
Apothecaries and Druggists, No. 10 Main Street, near Old Market, Richmond, Va., will keep on hand a general assortment of pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Oils, Paints, Window Glass, Putty, Dye Stuffs, Patent Medicines, Brushes, of all kinds; Surgical Appliances, Burning Fluid, Alcohol, Soaps, Perfumery, Fancy Articles, Garden Seeds, Glue, Sand Paper, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Medicinal Liquors, &c.

Prescriptions prepared at all hours, with special care, by members of the firm alone.

Physicians' orders from the country executed promptly, and the most reliable medicines furnished. ja 9

September 16, 1861
Notice.
--All physicians prescribing for sick soldiers at private houses and hospitals west of 9th street, are hereby notified to send their prescriptions to Edw'd. T. Robinson's Apothecary Store, corner 4th and Franklin streets, he alone being authorized by the Surgeon General to furnish these prescriptions. se 13--ts

February 14, 1862
Miscellaneous.
A Mississippi soldier was quite severely stabbed about the shoulders last night, about 7 o'clock, at the corner of Main and 14th sts, and also badly bruised about the face by some unknown ruffians. He was found by several gentlemen, who took him into the apothecary store of P. Johnston & Bro, where his wounds were dressed. He was afterwards conveyed to a hospital.

March 10, 1862
Extra Early Peas.
--A fresh supply of extra Early Peas, last received and for sale by the barrel. Wm. H. Scott, Apothecary, (successor to J. W. Garlick,)

ja 27 Markes Fices.

April 5, 1862
Dissolution of Co-partnership.
The partnership heretofore existing under the style of A. Bc Deker & Co., having expired January 1, 1862. by limitation, and the decease of Mr. Wm. Hod Ker, the undersigned has associated with Mr. W. M. Dade and his brother, Mr. Henry Bodeker, on the terms that existed in the former concern, and will continue the Drug and Apothecary business at the old stand, No. 10 Main street, under the same name. A. Bodeker.

Thankful for the past liberal patronage bestowed on them, they hope, by strict and faithful attention to their business, to merit a good share of the same in future.

ja 10--ts Bodeker & Co.

May 9, 1864
2,000
--lbs Extract Logwood for sale by

Wm. H. Scott,

Apothecary, &c.,
Corner 17th and Franklin sts. my 6--3t*

July 11, 1864
Fly Killer.
--Destroys flies instantly, without danger to anything else. For sale by

W. H. Scott, Apothecary,


Successor to J. W. Garlick,

Corner 17th and Franklin sts. jy 9--cod3t*

netnet81
10-18-2007, 12:19 AM
Here is a link to an article on pharmacies in Texas

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/PP/sjp1.html

Miss Elodie
10-22-2007, 08:33 AM
Greetings,

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum might provide some answers as well. The website at http://www.pharmacymuseum.org/
isn't particularly informative BUT there is a fascinating article titled "New Orleans Apothecary Shop: A Review of the Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA" with gorgeous photographs published in the British medical journal Lancet, Vol 357, Number 9252, 2001, pages 317-318.

Best of luck!

Jennifer Payne