"Good for what ailed you" in Springfield, Illinois: embossed pharmaceutical bottles used by Springfield druggists from the Civil War era to the warly twentieth century

Frederick M. Brown, Curtis Mann, Kenneth B. Farnsworth, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report

Abstract

This study deals with Springfield druggists, their locations, and the Springfield druggist bottle collection. Curtis Mann gives a look at Springfield from its beginning in 1821 to the turn of the twentieth century. Kenneth Farnsworth discusses the chronology of pharmacy glassware manufacturing companies and patented bottle styles and shows the changes in manufacturing technology of embossed pharmacy bottles from 1840 to 1925, plus the development of the neighborhood drugstores in Springfield and the disposal patterns of embossed pharmacy bottles.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of Publication[Champaign-Urbana, Illinois]
PublisherIllinois State Archaeological Survey, Prairie Research Institute
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameISAS Studies in Archaeological Material Culture no. 2

Keywords

  • ISAS

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