Shop sign advertising goods in a pharmacy, England, 1801-1900

Made:
1801-1900 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Metal shop sign advertising various products for sale, English, 19th century

All the items advertised by the metal sign might typically be found in a pharmacy in the 1800s. These include patent medicines – some of which were likely to have limited health benefits – medicated lozenges, infant foods and feeding bottles. Like many modern chemists, the shop also stocked non-medical items – in this case ink.

Leeches were also sold there. These were used for bloodletting, a centuries old practice once used to treat a wide range of medical conditions.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A643135
Measurements:
overall (standing): 384 mm x 280 mm x 175 mm, .88 kg
type:
shop sign
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sign - promotional or advertising artefact
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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