Monday, May 23, 2011

prescription

of all the things i come across as i'm looking for material, hardly anything makes me happier than old medicine. not strictly the medicine packaging itself but the advertising as well. the simple but bold typography is so beautiful. when we visited saint augustine a few months ago one of the stops i had to make was an old pharmacy in the center of town. it was a little hokey but i expected that from such a touristy city center. what i was thrilled with was their collection of medicine bottles. walls and cabinets and shelves and cases...

pharmacy2

mustache

pharmacy1

i might have taken more pictures in there than i did of the kids at the beach. ok, not quite but almost. it was amazing! so since then i have added a few things to my own small personal collection.

medicinebottle

labels

worksyrup
(ew)

rymans

i bought these labels from a seller on etsy. they are authentic but were never used so they are flat and perfect without creases. I LOVE THEM. i still don't know what "sweeny" means.

3 comments:

  1. These are so interesting, both as historical pieces and as art and design. I particularly love the advert for facial soap! And I wonder what worm syrup was used for? (just found your blog - looks great!) ~ Sara

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  2. thanks sara! the facial soap advert is definitely my favorite!

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  3. Love! i like seeing your name sake- very cool! the worm syrup is too good....

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