Posted 5 years ago
Here are some druggist ads from 1873 and 1878 Muskegon, Michigan. I still don't have a Sibley bottle, but I do have a Wilson, a Brundage, and a Bennett bottle in my collection. Sibley was a very early druggist, and I've seen only one example-- damaged, sadly, so I passed it up when I had the chance to obtain it.
The first ad had stickers, stamps, and writing from the 1957-2013 on it as it was being housed in the local library. I couldn't believe they ruined it. I have digitally enhanced its image to try and blot out their transgressions, but if you look closely you can still see where some damage was. These ones were in the middle of the directory book and thus escaped destruction.
The first book has gorgeous cobalt blue panels with gold debossed designs/words advertising even more companies.