Pharmacy Antiques

The neighborhood drugstore, featuring a soda fountain and lunch counter, became a cornerstone of small-town America in the early 20th century. But the history of the pharmacy goes back much further, to ancient times when shamans and apothecaries formulated herbal remedies believed to have magical properties. In medieval times, apothecaries were also known as "spicers." By the 17th century, apothecaries had split from grocers who sold spices...Continue Reading