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Prescription Label, Adler Apotheke bei With Kalker in Lobberich

Prescription Label, Adler Apotheke bei With Kalker in Lobberich

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Description (Brief)
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Collection has over two hundred early prescription labels from dozens of apothecaries across Germany and Austria. Early labels were plain and without adornment. Later embellishments included decorative borders, images of animals such as stags, lions, or elephants associated with the name of the apothecary.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
prescription label
date made
19th century
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.1 cm x 5.1 cm; 5 15/16 in x 2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.1181
catalog number
1991.0664.1181
accession number
1991.0664
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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