K & B ARCHIVES

 

 

(Mss 310)

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

May 2003

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Summary

 

Historical Note

 

List of Series and Subseries

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Index

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          36 linear feet

 

Geographic

locations:                 Chiefly New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      ca. late 1800s - 1997

 

Summary:                Artifacts associated with K & B, Inc., formerly known as Katz & Besthoff, Limited, a chain of drug stores that operated from 1905 to 1997.  Headquartered in New Orleans, the company operated stores in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas, as well.  This portion of the collection mainly contains pharmaceutical bottles and products sold by K & B, including both national and store brands.

 

Related

collections:              Karen Harris Collection of Printed Ephemera (Mss 303); K & B Archives, Addendum 1 (Mss 313); K & B Archives, Addendum 2 (Mss 314); K & B Archives, Addendum 3 (Mss 315)

 

Source:                     Gift, March 2002

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Citation:                    K & B Archives, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Historical Note

 

 

Katz & Besthoff, Ltd.—widely known as K & B, which became its corporate name in 1977, or KB for short—was born of a casual conversation that took place in April 1905 in Gustave Katz’s drug store at the intersection of St. Charles and Jackson Avenues.  After earning a degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in the early 1890s, Katz had returned to his native New Orleans and obtained a job at Eugene May’s drugstore at 601 Canal Street.  In 1896 the twenty-five-year-old struck out on his own.  Quickly his name became synonymous with integrity in business dealings, competitive prices, and accuracy in filling prescriptions, which were routinely checked by a second pharmacist.  Katz met Sydney Besthoff, the proprietor of a thriving drug store in Memphis, at the latter’s wedding to a New Orleans bride, and when the young couple decided to make their home in the city, he proposed a partnership.[1]

 

            Sydney Besthoff already had identified a site in the heart of the shopping district, and later in 1905 the new firm of Katz & Besthoff opened the doors of its store at 732 Canal Street.  The partners incorporated the contents of Katz’s store and adopted his practice of permitting his customers to open charge accounts and purchase goods on credit.  Katz handled the technical end of the business, managing the finances and watching over the pharmacy; Besthoff welcomed customers, monitored activity on the floor, and suggested fresh ideas.  He also contributed the first syllable of his surname to the firm’s slogan, “Only the Best.”  With a shared dedication, determination, and emphasis on quality, the partners prospered.  In 1910 they established a second store at 837 Canal Street.  Ten years later K & B ventured uptown, opening a third store at St. Charles and Louisiana Avenues, and in 1923 a fourth at South Carrollton Avenue and Oak Street.  Eighteen stores celebrated the fiftieth anniversary in 1955, the year in which K & B filled its ten millionth prescription.  Twenty years later the count had risen to forty-seven million.[2]

 

            In 1926 Sydney Besthoff died of a heart attack and his son, also a registered pharmacist who was familiar with the company, succeeded him.  After Gustave Katz died in 1940, the Besthoff family bought out the Katzes and became the sole owner.  The Katz name—or initial—remained part of the firm’s name, however, for as long as it stayed in business.  In 1962 management passed to Sydney Besthoff III, whose association with the business began in 1939 when, as a twelve-year-old, he worked in the new photofinishing operation, located in the store at 1011 Canal Street.  Under his leadership, K & B flourished as never before.  In 1966 the firm expanded beyond New Orleans, opening a store across Lake Pontchartrain in Slidell, then in Baton Rouge, then in other states.  Growth slowed considerably in the 1980s when the oil boom stopped booming but resumed in the 1990s with the acquisition of eight OSCO drug stores in Memphis, coming full circle to the city where the first Sydney Besthoff had begun.  When Rite Aid bought the chain in July 1997, it numbered one hundred eighty-six stores in six states (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as Louisiana), employing a staff of more than forty-eight hundred.  Over forty-two hundred of them stayed on with Rite Aid.[3]

 

            Endeavoring to give their clientele what they wanted, K & B adopted a broad-spectrum marketing strategy long before most drugstores did, selling everything from holiday decorations to garden hoses to tubes for 1950s televisions to home permanents to cigars to pet supplies, in addition to prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.  Although many of these goods came from national manufacturers, K & B marketed numerous products under its own brand.  The selection of K & B beverages, for example, included cola, beer, burgundy, port, and a whiskey called Sir Sidney.  The store brand appeared also on baby oil, aspirin, antihistamine, suppositories, nasal spray, sleeping pills, vitamins, bandages, antiseptic, cream for athlete’s foot, antacids, batteries, matches, camera film, clocks, pencils, ballpoint pens, hurricane tracking charts, and street maps with all the K & B stores marked, to name but a few.[4]

 

            One of the best examples of a native product was K & B ice cream, which came not only in the traditional flavors, but also in locally popular cherry vanilla, eggnog, and cream cheese.  Soda fountains had existed in New Orleans since at least the 1830s, and they enjoyed considerable patronage, especially during the hot months of long Louisiana summers; one version of the creation of the ice cream sundae holds that it originated in the Crescent City.  Because fewer cases of colds and flu occurred during the summertime, it was the pharmacy’s slack season, and income from the soda fountains supplemented the decline in revenue from prescriptions.  At K & B they offset each other so neatly that except in December, month-to-month revenues never varied more than five percent.[5]

 

            Several variations of the story of how purple became the company color exist.  One version dates the association with purple from 1908, another from 1911; surely it began in “the days before paper bags, when products purchased at a pharmacy would have been wrapped in brown kraft paper and tied with a string.  An unnamed New Orleans merchant had ordered a railroad car load of purple wrapping paper for a special promotion.  But when it arrived, the merchant didn’t like the color.  The paper was discounted below the cost of the regular kraft paper and K & B scooped it up.”  It was good advertising, for as customers carried their purple parcels home, everyone knew where they had shopped.  When the first shipment of purple paper ran out, more was ordered.  The color inspired a variation on the firm’s slogan: “If it’s purple on the outside, it’s only the BEST from Katz & BESThoff on the inside.”[6]  Purple became inextricably connected with the firm, which incorporated it in signs, packaging, and newspaper advertising.  The last of these uses caused the New Orleans Times-Picayune to be the nation’s biggest consumer of purple ink.  With so much purple everywhere, it is hardly surprising that its distinctive shade—“not quite lavender, not quite violet—has entered the local vocabulary as ‘K & B purple.’”[7]

 

At the same time Rite Aid acquired K & B, it also bought one hundred forty-six Harco Drug Stores, based in Alabama.  The two buyouts made the thirty-five-year-old chain the nation’s largest, with nearly four thousand drug stores in thirty-one states, and gave it a new presence on the Gulf Coast.  Separate purchase prices were not announced, but the combined cost of K & B and Harco approached $340,000,000.  For that sum of money, Rite Aid “[stood] to gain their $838,000,000 in sales[, $580,000,000 of which came from K & B,] without all of the additional management costs of running the stores.”  Although large chains had been gobbling up small, family-operated stores for years, New Orleans had largely resisted the trend.  Pharmacies, however, had something more than changing times with which to contend: changing health care.  “Analysts agree[d] that the growth of health maintenance organizations and other types of health care insurance plans commonly lumped under the banner ‘managed care’ . . . brought the small and mid-sized companies to the brink.”  Only large, high-volume chains could withstand the pricing pressure, and K & B was sold while it was still profitable.[8]

 

Writing in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Anne Rochell explained that “all the fuss over a dying drug store chain [was] because a battle for the soul of New Orleans was being waged, and, for the moment, the outsiders [were] winning.”  She noted that “To an outsider, the K & B drug stores here were nothing but boxy buildings with funny purple signs—a bit of an eyesore next to the mansions along St. Charles Avenue.  But natives loved them, and when . . . Rite Aid bought them out, many vowed they would never shop there again.”  Surprised by consumers’ devotion to the sign of the purple, Rite Aid officials proceeded more slowly than they had planned to introduce their own logo and slogan.  At some point during the years, however, K & B “became not only a trusted business establishment, but a cultural icon on the New Orleans landscape,” and customers became friends.[9]

 

Notes

 

Excerpted from a paper by Florence M. Jumonville, first presented at the Popular Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 17, 2003.

[1]Sandie Gauthreaux, “A History of K&B,” The K&B Connection 8.1 (September 1997): 1, 3; New Orleans City Directory, 1896.  Based on records still possessed by K&B and on interviews with Sydney Besthoff III, Gauthreaux’s article began as a paper she wrote as a student at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans.  It was published in its entirety in the final issue of The K&B Connection, a newspaper for employees.

2Gauthreaux, “History of K&B,” 1-2.

3Ibid., 1-3; James J. LeBlanc, “The End or the Beginning?,” The K&B Connection 8.1 (September 1997): 4; Gregory S. Nelson, “K&B Lives!,” University of New Orleans Magazine 28 (Fall 2002): 11; Betty Keith, quoted by Angus Lind, “Purple Prose: Whimsical Cookbook Is Fondly Recalled,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 17, 1998, p. E1 (quotation).

4Liz Scott, “Chemistry Set: How Mr. Katz and Mr. Besthoff Started an Empire,” New Orleans Magazine 32, no. 2 (November 1997), 21; Errol Laborde, “Purple Passion,” New Orleans Magazine 31, no. 12 (September 1997): 120.  This collection includes examples of most of the K&B products mentioned here, as well as others.

5Gauthreaux, “A History of K&B,” 1-2; Anne Cooper Funderburg, Sundae Best: A History of Soda Fountains (Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2002), 31, 63, 125; Scott, “Chemistry Set,” 20; James Slaton, “They All Screamed for K&B Ice Cream,” New Orleans Citibusiness 23 (September 15, 1997): 1, 42.

6Julie Landry, “K&B Purple Fading Away,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 31, 1997, p. 1G; Scott, “Chemistry Set,” 20; Nelson, “K&B Lives!,” 10-11, based on an interview with Sydney J. Besthoff III (quotation).

7Nelson, “K&B Lives!,” 10-11, based on an interview with Sydney J. Besthoff III; Anne Rochell, “The Americanization of New Orleans,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, June 21, 1998, p. 01C (quotation).

8King, “Retailing Giant Rite Aid to Buy K&B Drugs Inc.”; Rite Aid Corp., “History,” <http://www.riteaid.com/company_info/history.php>, accessed April 15, 2003; Ronette King, “Little Guys Struggle against Big Operators,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 30, 1997, p. A3 (first quotation); Kathy Finn, “Looking Beyond the Sale of K&B Drugstores,” New Orleans Citibusiness 25 (July 28, 1997): 1, 37 (second quotation).

9Rochell, “Americanization of New Orleans” (first and second quotations); “Purple Pros Know Where to Go Saturday,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 5, 1998, p. L15; Louisiana State Archives, “Louisiana’s Jewish Community: Katz & Besthoff,” <http://www.sec.state.la.us/archives/jewish/JHKB.HTM>, accessed April 12, 2003 (third quotation).

 

 

 

List of Series and Subseries

 

 

Series I.  Items Manufactured by or Distributed by K& B with the Company Logo

Subseries I.1 Over-the-counter medications—Antacids

Subseries I.2 Over-the-counter medications—Cough, Cold, and Allergy

Subseries I.3 Over-the-counter medications—Creams and Ointments

Subseries I.4 Over-the-counter medications—Pain Relief

Subseries I.5  Over-the-counter items—Miscellaneous

Subseries I.6              Prescription Medications

Subseries I.7                  Miscellaneous Items

Subseries I.8                       Alcohol Bottles

 

Series II.  Items Sold by K & B, but not Produced or distributed by the Company

Subseries II.1                                   Personal hygiene and beauty items—Cosmetics

Subseries II.2                                   Personal hygiene and beauty items—Creams, Hair Care, and Deodorant

Subseries II.3                                   Personal hygiene and beauty items—Soap

Subseries II.4                                   Personal hygiene and beauty items—Talc Powder

Subseries II.5                                   Personal hygiene and beauty items—Shaving

Subseries II.6                                   Personal hygiene and beauty items—Dental Care

Subseries II.7                                                                                Drinkable items

Subseries II.8                                   Over-the-counter medications and remedies

Subseries II.9                                   Over-the-counter medications and remedies—Chronic Constipation

Subseries II.10                                                           Items pertaining to first aid

Subseries II.11                                                                                Oils—Various

Subseries II.12                                                                                          Poisons

 

Series III.  Apothecary Bottles and Stoppers

Subseries III.1                                                              Empty apothecary bottles

Subseries III.2                                  Apothecary bottles containing ingredients

Subseries III.3                                                           Apothecary bottle stoppers

 

Series IV.  Miscellaneous Items

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

Series I.  Items Made by K & B with the Company Logo

 

Subseries I.1.  Over-the-Counter Medications—Antacids

 

310-1                            Antacid Gelatin Coated Caplets

For relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, and sour stomach.

24 count

 

310-2                            Anti-Nausea Liquid, cherry flavored

Relief of nausea and upset stomach

4 fl. oz.

 

310-3                            KA-Gel Tablets

Relief of gastric hyperactivity

100 count

 

310-4                            Liquid Antacid plus Simethicone, Antacid/Anti-gas

For relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, and sour stomach

12 fl. oz.

 

310-5                            Peppermint Antacid Tablets

Relief of heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, and upset stomach

150 chewable tablets

 

310-6                            Pink Bismuth Liquid

Relief of upset stomach, simple diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, heartburn

8 fl. oz.

 

Subseries I.2.  Over-the-counter Medications—Cough, Cold, and Allergy

 

310-7                            DailyHist 1

Antihistamine for sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes

16 count tablets

 

310-8                            DailyHist-D

Antihistamine/nasal decongestant—12 hour relief

8 count tablets

 

310-9                            DayTime Liqui-Gels

Non-drowsy cold/flu medicine, nasal decongestant, expectorant, cough sup­pressant, pain reliever, and fever reducer

20 count

 

310-10                       Diphedryl

Antihistamine for temporary relief of upper respiratory allergies, hay fever, and the common cold

24 count tablets

 

310-11                       Pedia Relief

Cough-Cold, nasal decongestant, antihistamine, cough suppressant, runny nose, stuffy nose, cherry flavored

4 fl. oz.

 

310-12                       Triacting Sore Throat Formula

Pain reliever, fever reducer, cough suppressant, and nasal decongestant

4 fl. oz.

 

Subseries I.3.  Over-the-Counter Medications—Creams and Ointments

 

310-13                       Clotrimazole-7

Antifungal Vaginal inserts

Treatment of vaginal yeast (Candida) infection

7 vaginal inserts and applicator—100 mg per insert

 

310-14                       Cures Athlete’s Foot-Clotrimazole Antifungal Cream

Relieves itching and burning, cracking, and discomfort associated with athlete’s foot, ringworm, and jock itch.

½ oz.

 

310-15                       Hydrocortisone Cream

Temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations and rashes.

1 oz.

 

310-16                       Miconazole Antifungal Cream

Relief of itching, scaling, burning, and discomfort that accompany ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch.

½ oz.

 

310-17                       Miconazole Antifungal Cream

Relief of itching, scaling, burning, and discomfort that accompany ringworm, athlete’s foot, and jock itch.

1 oz.

 

310-18                                      Triple Antibiotic Ointment

                            Prevents infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns

                                                                    ½ oz.

 

Subseries I.4.  Over-the-counter Medications—Pain Relief

 

310-19                                                      Aspirin

Relief of minor aches and pains and fever reducer

250 count tablets

 

310-20                                                   Backache

Pain relief, extra strength

24 count analgesic caplets

 

310-21                                                    Ibuprofen

Pain reliever and fever reducer

50 count caplets

 

310-22                                   Pain Reliever without Aspirin

Relief of minor aches, pains, headaches and fever, extra strength

50 count solid geltabs

 

310-23                                   Pain Reliever without Aspirin

Acetaminophen drops for children, relief of fever and discomfort due to colds and flu, teething, immunizations, and tonsillectomy

½ oz.

 

310-24                                      Long Acting Nasal Spray

Decongestant, 12 hour relief, nasal congestion due to common cold, hay fever, allergies

                                                                    ½ oz.

 

Subseries I.5.  Over-the-counter Items—Miscellaneous

 

310-25                       Epsom Salt

Saline laxative, relief of constipation

1 lb.

 

310-26                       Epsom Salt

Laxative and cathartic

8 oz.

 

310-27                       Fiber Laxative

Constipation

90 count tablets

 

310-28                       Glycerine Suppositories Laxative

Constipation

25 count adult size

Gift of Bernard J. Manning

 

310-29                       B-1

Vitamin

100 count tablets

 

310-30                       One Daily

Vitamin

100 count tablets

 

310-31                       Sleep Aid

Reduces difficulty in falling asleep

16 count tablets

 

310-32                       Stay Awake

Alertness Aid

16 count tablets

 

310-33                       Film

Color Print, 126/20, Daylight or Flash

20 exposures

 

310-34                       Adhesive Tape

Waterproof, ½ in. x 180 in.

5 yards

 

310-35                       Bandages

Fabric, sterile, assorted sizes, cushions and protects cuts and scrapes

20 count

 

310-36                       Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

Cleansing agent for cuts, scrapes, and abrasions of the skin

8 fl. oz.

 

310-37                       Cola

12 fl. oz.

 

310-38                       Energized Power Cell

Battery, long-life, super power

2 count, size C, 1.5 volts

 

310-39                       Diet Aid

Maximum strength, caffeine free appetite suppressant, weight reduction

20 count time-release caplets

 

310-40                       Saline Solution

For rinsing and cold storage of soft contact lenses, for use in heat disinfection

12 fl. oz

 

310-41                       Eye Wash

Flushes out loose foreign materials or chemicals from the eye

4 fl. oz including sterile eyecup

 

Subseries I.6.  Prescription Medications

 

310-42            Prescription bottle/vial

Label:  [prepared by] Dr. Moyer for L. Ward on 6-12-47.  [Instructions:] Dissolve one in glass of water one hour before retiring. [Prescription number] 466298-C.

            Clear glass cylinder with partial cork stopper, vial contains cotton, but no medication.

 

310-43                                            Prescription bottle

                      Clear glass square bottle, contains cotton and ingredients.

                                                       Label is not legible.

 

310-44                                            Prescription bottle

Label is partially legible with the following information.  [Prescription #] 481693-[?], prepared for Mrs. Joseph, [directions] tablespoon every four hours, [prepared by] Dr. Perrot.

Clear glass bottle with black screw-on top, light brown liquid ingredients.

 

310-45                                            Prescription bottle

                         Dark glass round bottle with black plastic screw-on cap

                                                            Label: illegible

 

Subseries I.7.  Miscellaneous Items

 

310-46                                      Aromatic Ammonia Spirit

                          Dark brown glass bottle with white metal screw-on cap

                                                      Net Contents 2 fl. oz.

 

310-47                                           Fever Thermometer

Used for taking temperature

Tip broken

 

310-48                                                       Clock

LCD Quartz

 

310-49                                                  Cap/top/lid

Push and unscrew top for prescription medication bottle

 

310-50                                                  Cap/top/lid

Push and unscrew top for prescription medication bottle

 

310-51                                                    Coupons

String of coupons worth one cent each good for cash or merchandise at any K & B store, Coupons are numbered 570013-570035

23 coupons

 

310-52                                                        Pen

Golden anniversary blue pen with gold top, 1905-1955

 

310-53                                                        Pen

Better Drug stores purple pen with silver top

 

310-54                                            Prescription Card

Senior citizen prescription plan membership card, white with purple lettering and includes the name of the cardholder, address, and signature.

Gift of Miss Bernice Manning

 

310-55                                                   Cigar Box

Custom Made Fancy Tales Mild Blend

Contained 50 cigars (not present)

 

310-56                                                        Bag

Plastic purple bag with K & B logo in white

 

310-57                                                    Mug/cup

Plastic purple mug with white interior, outside is decorated with nine different medicine labels

 

310-58                                               Film container

Splicer, patent pending by Kenco, from camera center

Round, 7 inches in diameter, ½ inch deep

 

Subseries I.8.  Alcohol Bottles

 

310-59                                                  Beer Bottle

Pilsen Lager, full brown glass bottle with purple and silver label

                                                                   32 oz.

 

310-60                                                  Wine Bottle

Private Cellar, California White Port, for sale in Louisiana only, 19% to 21% alcohol, empty clear glass bottle with yellow label

4/5 quart

 

310-61                                                  Wine Bottle

California Burgundy, made and bottled by Colonial Vineyards, Elk Grove, California, 12% alcohol, green glass bottle with screw top, white label with pink lettering and gold accents

4/5 quart

 

310-62                                                  Wine Bottle

California Port, produced and bottled by the Burbank Winery, Burbank, Cali­fornia, 19% to 21% alcohol, empty brown glass bottle with purple and white label

4/5 quart

 

 

Series II. Items Sold by K & B, but Not Produced or Distributed by the Company

 

Subseries II.1.  Personal hygiene and beauty items—Cosmetics

 

310-63                                          Cutex Fingernail Set

Plastic yellow and white case includes a tube of nail flex lotion, 2 emery boards, 2 bottles of polish remover, and one bottle of perfect peach polish, 2 cotton balls, and perfect peach lipstick in a gold container.

                                                               6 x 5 x 1 ½

 

310-64                                           Cutex Paste Polish

                                        On back: Northam Warren | New York

                                      Round pink container with black lettering

                                                                 1 x 1 x ¼

 

310-65                                                     Heather

                                                         Modern Mascara

                                                                   Black

            On back: Heather Co., Distributors | New York, N.Y. | In Canada, Toronto, ONT.

                                  Red and yellow metal container, oval shaped

                                                            2 ¾ x 1 ¼ x ¼

 

310-66                   Loreal | Grow Strong | Restructuring | Nail Color

                                           Price: 4.49, marked down to 1.79

                                                         Color: 207 Toffee

                                                             2 ¾ x 1 x 1 ¼

 

310-67                   Loreal | Grow Strong | Restructuring | Nail Color

                                           Price: 4.49, marked down to 1.79

                                                          Color: 201 Clear

                                                             2 ¾ x 1 x 1 ¼

 

310-68                                    Pond’s Cheeks | Dry Rouge

                        In 5 alluring | Stagline | Shades | To match | Pond’s “Lips”

                                                 This shade is Honey (Light)

                                                           Price: 10 cents

                           Packed by Pond’s Extract Company, New York, N.Y.

Aqua blue, round metal container pressed onto a cardboard for advertising and packaging purposes.

                                                              4 x 3 ¼ x ¼

 

Subseries II.2.  Personal hygiene and beauty items-Creams, Hair Care, and Deodorant

 

310-69                                          Cutex | Hand Cream

                                                 Northam Warren New York

                                                                 2.85 oz.

               White jar with yellow/gold label, lid has a picture of a woman’s hand

2 ½ x 2 ¼ x 2

 

310-70                          Dermassage | Medicated | Skin Cream

                                                                  3.5 Oz.

                               On back: Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York, N.Y.

White glass jar with red, white, and green label

2 ¾ x 2 ½ x 2

 

                                       Lilt home permanent (see item 310-72)

 

310-71                                     Shasta | Cream Shampoo

                                                      With improved lanolin

                                 White glass jar with blue, pink, and white label

2 x 2 ¾ x 2 ½

 

310-72                                    Lilt | Foam home permanent

                    Back: Made in U.S.A. by Proctor & Gamble Cincinnati 1 Ohio

                                           Cardboard, oval shaped container

 

310-73                                        Secret | Antiperspirant

                                                          Spray deodorant

                                                              Net Wt 3 oz.

                              Plastic container, bottom is blue and cap is white

 

Subseries II.3.  Personal hygiene and beauty items—Soap

 

310-74                                    Crystal White | Family Soap

                                Wrapped in white paper with navy blue lettering

                                        On back: Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.

                                                          4¼ x 2¾ x 1¼ in.

 

310-75                             Kirk’s Flake | White Laundry | Soap

                            Wrapped in white paper with red and black lettering

                                                On back: Procter & Gamble

                                                          4¼ x 2¾ x 1¼ in.

 

310-76                                        Lifebuoy | Health Soap

                                Soap contained in a red box with white lettering

                  On back: Lever Brothers Company | Cambridge Massachusetts

                                                              3 x 2 x ¾ in.

 

310-77                                        Lifebuoy | Health Soap

                                      Soap contained in a red and yellow box

                  On back: Lever Brothers Company | Cambridge Massachusetts

                                                          3½ x 2½ x 1¼ in.

 

310-78                                         Mennen | Baby | Soap

                                                                  Castile

                                                     The Mennen Company

                                                       Newark, N.J. U.S.A.

                  Soap contained in a light blue and white box, navy blue lettering

                                                          2¼ x 3¼ x 1½ in.

 

310-79                                 P and G | White Laundry | Soap

                                                         Procter & Gamble

                                                           Made in U.S.A.

                           Soap wrapped in navy blue paper with white lettering

                                                             4¼ x 3 x 1 in.

 

310-80                             P and G | The White Naphtha Soap

                                          Procter & Gamble  Made in U.S.A.

                           Soap wrapped in navy blue paper with white lettering

                                                          4¼ x 2¾ x 1¼ in.

 

310-81                             P and G | The White Naphtha Soap

                                          Procter & Gamble  Made in U.S.A.

                           Soap wrapped in navy blue paper with white lettering

                                                          4¼ x 2¾ x 1¼ in.

 

310-82                                                     Pullman

                              You’re safe and sure when you travel by [Pullman]

                                       Soap wrapped in blue and white paper

                                                           2¼ x 1½ x ¼ in.

 

Subseries II.4.  Personal hygiene and beauty items-Talc Powder

 

310-83                                      Colgate | Talc | For | Men

                                              Invisible | Soothing | Antiseptic

                                                            Colgate & Co.

                                                         New York, U.S.A.

                                              Blue and white metal container

                                                            3¼ x 1 x ¾ in.

 

                                                Jeris Talc (see item 310-85)

 

310-84                                                   Palmolive

                                                              After Shave

                                                                     Talc

                                             On side: Colgate-Palmolive Co.

                         White metal container with red and green/blue lettering

                                                           4½ x 2 x 1½ in.

 

310-85                                            Jeris | Flesh | Talc

                                                      Specially Processed

                                                        Pleasantly Scented

                                                      Cools and Refreshes

                                                    Net contents 11 ounces

                                Distributed by Ar. Winarick Inc, New Brunswick

                              Metal container, slightly rusted, navy blue lettering

                                                             7½ x 3 x 2 in.

 

Subseries II.5.  Personal hygiene and beauty items—Shaving

 

310-86                                                 Blade holder

Metal, sliver

                                     Imprinted on one side is the word Blades

                                                            1¾ x 1 x ¾ in.

 

310-87                                        Enders Speed Blades

                                                            5 for 25 cents

                                                  Give Wings to Your Shave

                                                Durham-Enders Razor Corp

                                                             Mystic, Conn.

Green cardboard package with yellow and white lettering; five wrapped blades included.

2 x 1 x ¼ in.

 

310-88                                               Enders Speed

Razor without a blade, black handle and silver shaving edge

4 x 2 x 1 in.

 

310-89                                                     Enders

W. M. Enders

                                                           Made in U.S.A.

Black razor carrying case with snap closure, purple velvet interior, metal razor handle contained in case

4 ½ x 2 x 1 in.

 

310-90                                              H. Boker & Co’s

                                                          Unrivaled Razor

                                                                Germany

Inside: Dan. Melchior, | Cutler and Grinder, | Barber’s Supplies | Surgical Instruments | and Cutlery, | 328 Washington Ave., | Scranton, PA.

Brown leather case, no contents

                                                           6½ x 1¼ x ½ in.

 

310-91                                     Handy Grip | Shaving stick

                                                            Colgate & Co.

                                                                New York

                                                                   U.S.A.

                                                      U.S. Pat Sept 4 1917

Cylindrical metal container with screw-on top, handy grip refills screw into the metal grip

                                                          3½ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-92                                       Mennen | Foam | Shave

                                                                 Regular

                                Morristown, N.J. The Mennen Co. Toronto, Ont.

                                                                  6 ¼ Oz.

                                    Green and white canister with red accents

                                                               5 x 2 x 2 in.

 

Subseries II.6.  Personal and hygiene items—Dental Care

 

310-93                                           Arnica Tooth Paste

                             Formerly known as Arnica Tooth Soap Compound

                                                 Net Weight 1 8/10 Ounces

Arnica Tooth Paste is an excellent Article for Use to | Whiten and Beautify the Teeth and Sterilize the Mouth | It imparts a most Delightful Perfume to the Breath

C. H. Strong & Co. Proprietors.

Chicago, Illinois

Metal container with red and black lid, hinged on the back; bar of orange tooth paste included; advertisement paper inside which states all of the reasons to buy this product including its cost effectiveness.

3¼ x 2 x ½ in.

 

310-94                             Colgate | Dental Cream with Gardol

Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York, N.Y. Made in U.S.A.  U.S. Patent No 2689170

Net Weight 6 ¾ oz.

New! | Family Size | Save 33 cents | Compared with Large Size

Rectangular red box with white lettering; tube of paste included, has white tube with red lettering and red screw-on cap.

8½ x 1¾ x 1½ in.

 

310-95                   Fluorigard | brand of sodium fluoride mouthrinse

                                                         Hoyt Laboratories

                                           Division of Colgate-Palmolive Co.

                               633 Highland Ave. Needham, MA 02194 U.S.A.

Clear glass round bottle with white child proof cap, green liquid included; label is white with green and light blue lettering.

7 x 2¾ x 2¾ in.

 

Subseries II.7.  Beverages

 

310-96                                   Beer | Mardi Gras | Premium

                                                                    1983

                                                                1st edition

                                               Purple, green, and yellow can

                                                                 12 fl. oz.

                                                           5 x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-97                                         Horlick’s | Malted Milk

                                                        Racine-WIS-U.S.A.

                                                       Slough, Bucks, Eng.

                                                            Clear glass jar

                                                           5 x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-98                                                      Perrier

                             From France | Naturally | Sparkling | Mineral Water

                                                               6 ½ Fl. Oz.

                                  Green glass bottle with green and white label

                                                               6 x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-99                                  Schuhle’s | Pure | Grape Juice

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                                             5½ x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-100                                      Southern Dairies | Milk

                                                          Sealtest System

                                         National Dairy Products Corporation

                                                            Clear glass jar

                                                          5¼ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-101                                                Coca-Cola

                                 1902—75 years of bottles refreshment—1977

                                                          75th anniversary

                              Roddy Manufacturing Company—Knoxville, Tenn.

Clear glass bottle, index card is included which states that it was given to Mr. Jack Stich by Eddie J. Ouille, Chief Pharmacist

                                                                 10 fl. oz.

                                                          7½ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-102                                                Coca-Cola

Light green glass bottle with red Christmas label, dated Christmas 1995

                                                                    8 0z.

                                                               7 ½ x 2 x 2

 

310-103                                                Dr. Pepper

                                                           Good For Life!

                                                                  6½ oz.

                                                        Glass bottle, empty

                                                               8 x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-104                                                Dr. Pepper

                                                                  6½ oz.

                                                              Glass bottle

                                                               8 x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-105                                               Blue Ribbon

                                        Pabst Brewing Company, Milwaukee

                                                         Intoxicating Liquor

                                                           June 30th 1906

                                                                   12 oz.

                           Clear glass beer bottle with red, white, and blue label

                                                           9 x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-106                                             Cinzano |Tonic

                                                    F. Cinzano & C. Torino

Permission for importation and sale as a non-beverage | tonic granted as per letter dated 27th December 1922 | by the federal prohibition commissioner in Washington.

Dark green glass bottle with red and blue label

                                                          10 x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-107                             Green River | Whiskey—A Blend

                                                     Penn. Maryland Corp.

                                                       Baltimore  Maryland

                                                On back: One Pint  90 proof

                          Clear glass rectangular bottle with black screw-on cap

                                                           7¾ x 3½ x 2 in.

 

310-108                                                   Grolsch

                        Dark brown glass beer bottle with red and white stopper

                                                               9 x 3 x 3 in.

 

310-109                                                  Bay Rum

                                                          Double Distilled

                                      H. Michelsen | St. Thomas | West Indies.

                             Dark green glass bottle with green and white label

                                                            10¼ x 3 x 3 in.

 

310-110                                                J. Rosen[?]

Sparkling [Wine]

                    Dark green glass bottle with red label, label is mostly illegible

                                                         10½ x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-111                                       Caves de H. Mouquin

                                                              Tonic Wine

                                                                     Port

                                                             Mouquin Inc.

                                             Bordeaux   Chicago   New York

                                             Contents 1 Pint 8 Fluid Ounces

                   Dark brown glass bottle, empty, white label with black lettering

                                                          12 x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-112                                        Chateau St. Charles

                                                    California | Champagne

                                              Sparkling Wine   Bulk Process

            Produced & Bottled by | Mission Vinters, Mission San Jose, CA. Alcohol 11% by volume, contains sufites

                                                            Date: 4/01/90

                                          Price: $3.29, marked down to 1.99

                                                    Dark green glass bottle

                                                             12 x 8 x 8 in.

 

310-113                                           Cordial Meedoc

                                                             G. A. Jourde

                                                        Bordeaux | France

Dark green glass bottle with brown label and black lettering, mostly written in French.

4/5 quart

On bottom: price $ 4.[?]0

10½ x 3½ x 3½ in.

 

310-114                                                La Prunelle

                                                                Cusenier

                                                           Made in France

                                      Clear glass bottle with dark brown liquid

                                                             12 x 3 x 3 in.

 

310-115                                                     Ojen

                      Distilled and Bottled by | L. E. Jung | Distiller, New Orleans.

                                                   Clear glass bottle, empty

                                                              11 ½ x 3 x 3

 

Subseries II.8.  Over-the-counter Medications and Remedies

 

310-116                                                666 | Salve

                                                       Contains Ephedrine

                                                         Trial Size 5 cents

Manufactured By | Monticello Drug Co. | New York, N.Y. New Orleans, LA. | Jacksonville, Fla. | Mexico, D.F.

On bottom:  For Head or Chest Colds, Headaches or Neuralgia, Irritation of Throat or Nasal Passages due to Colds, 666 Salve generally gives quick relief.  Fine dressing for minor Burns, Sunburns, Sores, etc.

Yellow, round container with red lettering

1¼ x 1¼ x ¼ in.

 

310-117                                               Alka-Seltzer

                                                   The Sound of Fast Relief

                                             Effervescent Reliever & Antacid

                                                  Consumer Health Division

                                    Miles Laboratories, Inc., Elkhart, IN 46515

Cylindrical clear glass container with aqua blue label and screw-on cap, additional label colors include navy blue, red, and white

5½ x 1½ in.

 

310-118                             American Family | Starch Blocker

                                                                  Natural

                                                Super Legume Concentrate

                                                                 500 MG

                                                              10 Packets

                                                               30 Tablets

Distributed by | American Family | Division of | Jean Pierre Products, Inc. | Los Angeles, CA  90502

                                                 Red, yellow, and white box

                                                             6 x 4½ x 1 in.

 

310-119                               Ammen’s | Antiseptic | Powder

                                                     Average Net Wt. 4 Oz.

                                                  Charles Ammen Co., Ltd.

                                                     Alexandria, Louisiana

Especially recommended for | Prickly Heat | And | Foot | Irritation | Insect Bites | Sunburn | Nettle Rash | Chafing

                                                Red, white, and blue cylinder

                                                               4 ½ x 2 x 2

 

310-120                                                Blue Mass

                                                               Powdered

                                               Mallinckrodt Chemical Works

                                                       St. Louis   New York

                                                               One ounce

                                         Brown glass bottle with cork stopper

                                                          2½ x 1¼ x 1¼ in.

 

310-121                                                  Cascarin

                         Sugar-Coated | Compressed | Tablets | No. 505 | (Red)

                                                       Parke, Davis & Co.

                                                             Detroit, Mich.

                                                                   U.S.A.

                       Brown glass bottle with cork stopper, contains red tablets

                                                           4½ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-122                                                   Citralka

                                                         Park Davis & Co.

                                                   Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

                                                                25 tablets

Cylindrical clear glass bottle with cork stopper, label is white with red faded lettering; on the cork is the PD&Co. logo with the words Medic[?]nta Vera

6½ x 1¼ in.

 

310-123                              Chief Gray | Horse | Indian Tonic

                                               Chief Gray Horse Laboratory

                                                          New Orleans, LA

Clear glass bottle with cork stopper; graduated measurements imprinted on back.

7 x 2½ x 1½ in.

 

310-124                  Chill and Fever | Tonic | And | Liver Invigorator

                                                        Plain | Without Iron

                                                  Price 75 Cents Per Bottle

From the Laboratory of the | Van Vleet-Mansfield | Drug Company | Memphis, Tenn. U.S.A.

                                        Yellow box with black and red lettering

                                                                      in.

 

310-125                                          Coricidin | Tablets

                                                     Lorenza | Rexall Drugs

Brown glass bottle with black plastic screw-on cap; imprinted on cap is Mallinckrodt

                                                           4¾ x 2¾ x 2 in.

 

310-126                                               Doan’s Pills

                                                        75 Cents | Per Box

                                        A Stimulant Diuretic | To The Kidneys

                                                          Contents 40 pills

                                             Foster-Milburn Co.  Buffalo, N.Y.

                                           MFG. Chemists   Sole Distributors

                         Green metal cylindrical container with lid.  No contents.

                                                             2½ x 1 x 1 in.

 

310-127                   Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic | Refrigerant

                                                             70% Alcohol

            For cuts, bruises, sprains, |superficial burns, sun- | burn and mouth wash.

                                                       Contents 3/8 Fl. Oz.

                         Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic Co. | New Orleans, La.

White box with navy blue lettering, bottle inside is clear rectangular glass with black screw cap

                                                           3¾ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-128                   Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic | Refrigerant

                                                             70% Alcohol

            For cuts, bruises, sprains, | superficial burns, sun- | burn and mouth wash.

                                                       Contents 3/8 Fl. Oz.

                         Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic Co. | New Orleans, La.

White box with navy blue lettering, bottle inside is clear rectangular glass with black screw cap

                                                           3¾ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-129                   Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic | Refrigerant

                                                             70% Alcohol

            For cuts, bruises, sprains, | superficial burns, sun- | burn and mouth wash.

                                                       Contents 3/8 Fl. Oz.

                         Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic Co. | New Orleans, La.

White box with navy blue lettering, bottle inside is clear rectangular glass with black screw cap

                                                           3¾ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-130                   Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic | Refrigerant

                                                             70% Alcohol

            For cuts, bruises, sprains, | superficial burns, sun- | burn and mouth wash.

                                                       Contents 3/8 Fl. Oz.

                         Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic Co. | New Orleans, La.

White box with navy blue lettering, bottle inside is clear rectangular glass with black screw cap

                                                           3¾ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-131                   Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic | Refrigerant

                                                             70% Alcohol

            For cuts, bruises, sprains, | superficial burns, sun- | burn and mouth wash.

                                                      Contents 1 3/8 Fl. Oz.

                         Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic Co. | New Orleans, La.

White box with navy blue lettering, bottle inside is clear rectangular glass with black screw cap

                                                           5¼ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-132                   Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic | Refrigerant

                                                             70% Alcohol

            For cuts, bruises, sprains, | superficial burns, sun- | burn and mouth wash.

                                                      Contents 1 3/8 Fl. Oz.

                         Dr. G. H. Tichenor’s | Antiseptic Co. | New Orleans, La.

Clear rectangular glass bottle with black screw cap

                                                           5¼ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-133                                 Emerson’s | Bromo- | Seltzer

                                     For simple | Headaches | And | Neuralgia

                      The Emerson Drug Company | Of Baltimore City | Maryland

                                            Blue and white box, bottle inside

                                                        Net Weight 2 ¾ oz.

                                                             5¼ x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-134                                           Indian Cannabis

                                                      [?] Powdered Extract

                                                     Tested Physiologically

Brown glass bottle with cork stopper, label is faded, extremely difficult to read

On bottom:  PD&Co. | 228

                                                          4½ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-135                                                    Iodine

                                                                Petrogen

                                                                2 Fld. Oz.

                                                                   Wyeth

                                                             Alcohol, 9% |                               Iodine 5 Per Cent

             Manufactured By | John Wyeth & Brother | Incorporated | Philadelphia

On bottom: Wyeth | 267

            Rectangular glass bottle with cork stopper, brown label with black writing

                                                          4½ x 1½ x 1¼ in.

 

310-136                            Laymon’s | U.S.P. Tincture | Iodine

                                                          Caution | Poison

                                                             Alcohol 87%

                                                                 ¼ Fl. Oz.

             Made for & Packed By | World’s Products Co. | Spencer, Ind., U.S.A.

Rectangular clear glass bottle with black plastic screw-on cap; label is white, yellow, and red

3¼ x ¾ x ¾ in.

 

310-137                                                Leptandrin

                                    Prepared from Leptandra | (Culver’s-Root)

                                                                  No. 42

            Parke, Davis & Co. | Manufacturing Chemists | Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.

                                         Brown glass bottle with cork stopper

                                                          4¼ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-138                                                    Murine

                                                           For Your | Eyes

                                         The Murine Co., Inc., Chicago 11, Ill.

            Clear, round glass bottle with white plastic and black rubber eye dropper lid

                                                          3¼ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-139                       Nasco | Brand | U.S.P. | Tincture | Iodine

                                                           Caution Poison

                         Packed by National Specialty Co. Nashville Tennessee

                       Brown glass square bottle with black plastic screw-on cap

                                                            2½ x ¾ x ¾ in.

 

310-140                                           Norwich | Aspirin

5 Grains

1 or 2 tablets with water

The Norwich Pharmacal Company | Norwich New York

12 tablets

On bottom: Quickly | Effective | For the relief of pain due to colds in the head, headache and neuralgia, also other muscular aches and pains. | Guaranteed by | Makers of | Unguentine

Yellow metal container, hinged on one side, decorated in red and black

Inside: remnants of small white aspirin tablets, cotton, and a paper insert advertis­ing other Norwich products.

2 x 1½ x ¼ in.

 

310-141                                         Oleo Resin Cubeb

            Manufactured by | Dodge & Olcott Co. | Factory Bayonne, N. J. | New York

                                                        On back: 1 oz avoir

            Put up expressly | For | The Parker Blake Co. | Limited | By | Dodge & Olcott Co

                                                       On bottom: W T Co.

                                         Brown glass bottle with cork stopper

                                                           3 x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-142                                   Progress | Smelling | Salts

                   Clear glass bottle with black plastic screw-on cap, green label

                                                           2¼ x 1¾ x ¾ in.

 

310-143                                                 Sanmetto

Od Peacock Sultan | Division of Natcon Chemical Co., Inc. | Plainview, N.Y. 11803, U.S.A.

Light blue, red, and white rectangular box; dark brown cylindrical bottle with white screw-on cap and white label with black lettering

Bottle: 5½ x 2 in.

Box: 5½ x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-144                                               Skeeter Bite

                                                                 Antidote                                                       $1.25

                   Relief for Bites of | Mosquitoes and Bees | And Similar Insects

            Distributed by | Super Products | 813 W. J. Adams St. | Chicago, Ill. 60607

Dark brown, round glass bottle with black eyedropper lid; bottle encased in an outer plastic container with a lid

                                                                 ½ Fl. Oz.

 

310-145                                           Tincture | No. 89

                                                              Ferric Citro

                                                             Chloride N.F.

                                           Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, U.S.A.

                                                                   ¼ pint

                                         Brown glass bottle with cork stopper

                                                               5 x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-146                                           Vicks | VapoRub

            An Auxiliary Treatment | For Certain Forms of | Inflammation | And Congestion

                 Prepared by | The Vick Chemical Co. | Greensboro, N.C., U.S.A.

                                                   Directions listed on label

                                                          1 ½ Ounces Net

                                              Round blue glass bottle with lid

                                                          2½ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-147                             White’s | Black Crow | Cold | Pills

                     Aid in relief of symptoms accompanying the common colds.

                                                            Mildly laxative

                               First National | Laboratories, Inc. | Leighton, Pa.

White square box with black lettering; picture of a black crow and the price of 25 cents on top; directions and dosage instructions on side; cautions on back.

                                                                 20 count

2 x 2 x ½ in.

 

310-148                                                 Yohimbin

            Lehn & Fink Products Corporation, | Distributor | Bloomfield, N.J., U.S.A.

                                     Directions and dosage information given

Price $1.50

Clear glass tube with tablets; label wrapped around the cylinder

3¼ x ½ in.

 

Subseries II.9.  Over-the-counter Medications—Chronic constipation

 

310-149                                                     Aloin

                                     Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A.

                                                      One Ounce (28 GM.)

                                         Brown glass bottle with cork stopper

                                                          3½ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

            B.B.B. Effective Alternative Compound (oversized item, see item 310-173)

 

310-150                                             Black-Draught

                                                         Mathedford & Co.

                                             A | Purely | Vegetable | Laxative

Yellow box with black lettering, wrapped in clear plastic; dosage and cautions on the side of the box

                                                           2½ x 1½ x 1 in.

 

                 Dr. Hand’s Astringent  Mixture (see item 310-152)

                                                                       

310-151                                                   Ex-Lax

                                                  The Chocolated | Laxative

                                                         6 tablets 10 cents

                       Square metal container, blue and silver, price listed in red

                                                           1¾ x 1¾ x ¼ in.

 

310-152                                Dr. Hand’s Astringent Mixture

            Hand Medicine Co. | Philadelphia, PA. | Successor to | D. B. Hand, M.D.

                                                                 2 Fl. Oz.

                                                            Price 50 cents

            Green box with black lettering, clear glass bottle with white screw-on cap

                                                        Box:  6 x 2¼ x 1 in.

                                                     Bottle: 5¾ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-153                                     Mrs. | Winslow’s | Syrup

Lafayette Drug Co., Inc. | 190 Baldwin Ave., Jersey City, N.J. | Successors to | Curtis & Perkins and Anglo American Drug Co.

                                                      Fluid Content 1 ½ oz.

                                        Glass bottle wrapped in brown paper

                                                               5 x 1 x 1 in.

 

310-154                                              Nyal | Figsen

                                   Nyal Company, Distributors | Detroit, U.S.A.

                                               New package adopted 1925

                                                                 25 cents

                                                                27 tablets

Rectangular metal container with hinged lid, orange with black lettering

                                                            3½ x 2 x ½ in.

 

Subseries II.10.  Items pertaining to First Aid

 

310-155                                           Adhesive Plaster

                                                             Esparadrapo

                            SR | The Seamless Rubber Co. | New Haven, Conn.

5 Yds

4.57 M

Doughnut shaped metal container, olive green with black lettering

2½ x 2½ x 1½ in.

 

310-156                         Bismuth- | Formic-Iodide | Compound

                                                                    B F I

                                                       Small Size ¼ ounce

                             Made in U.S.A. Sharp & Dohme Philadelphia, Pa.

                    Antiseptic First Aid Dressing | And Surgical Dusting Powder

                                      Ingredients and uses also listed on label

Round, blue, metal container with removable top with four holes to dispense powder

2½ x 1¼ x 1¼ in.

 

310-157                                            Cotolia | Liquid

                                                             Court Plaster

                                                Waterproof | And | Antiseptic

                              Johnson & Johnson | New Brunswick, N.J. | U.S.A

Round, metal container with red and blue lettering; bottle and instructional paper inside the container

                                                           3 x 1¼ x 1¼ in.

 

Subseries II.11.  Oils—Various

 

                              Alcohol Amyl (oversized item, see item 310-169)

                                                                                                                       

310-158                                       Fitch’s | Rose Hair Oil

            The F. W. Fitch Div. | Of the Grove Laboratories, Inc. | St. Louis, Missouri

Clear glass, rectangular bottle with black and white screw-on cap; label is yellow with black and red lettering; rose/pink colored oil included

                                                       On bottom: Fitch 0-9

                                                           3¾ x 2 x 1½ in.

 

                            Fritzsche Brothers, Oil of Cade (see item 310-170)

 

Fritzsche Brothers, Oil of Caraway, U.S.P. (see item 310-171)

 

310-159 Magnus, Mabee & Reynard | Importers and Manufacturers | New York, U.S.A.

                                                     Net Weight 1 oz. Avoir

                                                       Oil Cubebs—U.S.P.

                            Ninth Revision | Essential Oils—Drugs—Chemicals

                 Packed Expressly For | I. L. Lyons & Co. Ltd. | New Orleans, LA.

                                   Round glass bottle wrapped in brown paper

                                                              3½ x 1½ in.

 

310-160                                               McKesson’s

Clear glass, rectangular bottle with dark brown screw-on cap, light yellow oil included [cooking oil?]

6 x 2 x 1½ in.

 

310-161                               Mennen | Baby | Oil | Antiseptic

                                                              Net 5 Fl. Oz.

                                                     The Mennen Company

Box: rectangular, dark blue and light blue, 50 cents; advertisement on top of box encouraged purchase of the $1 economy size or the $2 money-saver size.

Rectangular clear glass bottle, imprinted on both sides with company name, Men­nen; black plastic screw-on cap; label light and dark blue; yellow oil included.

5¼ x 3 x 1¾ in.

 

310-162                                               Oil Cypress

I. L. Lyons & Co. Ltd. | Wholesale Druggists and Importers | New Orleans, LA. | Established 1866

Clear rectangular glass bottle with a cork stopper, imprinted on the front of the glass are the words quality, purity

                                                                    2 oz.

                                                           4¾ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

                                       Regoes Castor Oil (see item 310-172)

 

310-163                       Sweet | Georgia Brown | Rose | Bath Oil

4 Fl. Oz.

Distributed by | Valmor Products Co. | Chicago, ILL 60616

Clear glass bottle with white screw-on cap; yellow oil included; front label is black and gold, back label is red, yellow, and black and includes directions for use.

5½ x 2¼ x 1 in.

 

Subseries II.12.  Poisons

 

310-164                                 Beechwood Creosote Merck

                                                                     N.F.

                                                                    ¼ lb.

                        Merck & Co, Inc. Manufacturing Chemists  Rahway, N.J.

                                                                  Poison

                       Brown glass, round bottle with black plastic screw-on cap

                                                           5 x 1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-165       I. L. Lyons  & Co. Ltd. | Wholesale Druggists and Importers

                                                           [?]Oie  [G]roton

                                                                  Poison

Clear glass bottle with cork stopper; imprinted on the front are the words quality and purity; on the back are graduated measurements, 10 and 20 CCs.

                                                    On bottom: Blue Ribbon

                                                           4¼ x 1¼ x 1 in.

 

310-166                                                Lyon’s | [?]

                                                     Argentine | Ant Poison

                                          I. L. Lyons & Co., Ltd. New Orleans

Clear glass bottle with rusted metal screw-on cap, yellow label with brown lettering

5½ x 2¼ x 1¼ in.

 

310-167                                          Nux Vo [?] U.S.P.

                                                               Poison [?]

Powdered Extract

Eli Lilly & Co.

Brown glass bottle with cork stopper, label is partially missing

4 x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-168                                     Sodium–Borate (Borax)

De Gruy’s Pharmacies | New Orleans’ Most Reliable Drug Stores | 1530 Gov. Nichols at N. Claiborne Ave. | New Orleans, LA.

                         Clear glass jar with screw-on cap, white powder inside

                                                          4½ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

Subseries II.13.  Oversize Bottles

 

310-169                        B.B.B. Effective Alternative Compound

Effective | B Alternative | B Compound

C.F. Simmons Medicine Co., | Incorporated | Laboratories | New York  St. Louis | Successors to Blood Balm Company | Formerly Atlanta, Ga.

                           Directions and dosage on back in eleven languages

Box is red and white with black lettering; brown glass bottle with cork stopper, imprinted into the glass on the front is BBB New York St. Louis

Box: 9½ x 3¾ x 2¼ in.

Bottle: 9¼ x 3½ x 2¼ in.

 

310-170                                    Alcohol Amyl | (Fusel Oil)

                                      I. L. Lyons & Co., Ltd | New Orleans, LA.

Clear glass, rectangular bottle with cork stopper; brown label with black lettering; back of bottle has graduating measurements 1, 2, 3, and 20, 40, 60, 80 cc

5½ x 2 x 1¼ in.

 

310-171         Fritzsche Brothers | Essences and Essential Oils | Fine Drugs and Chemical Preparations | 1125211245

                                                              Oil of Cade

                                                       U.S.P. IX | New York

            Black glass round bottle with cork stopper, brown label with black lettering

                                                           5 x 2¾ x 2¾ in.

 

310-172         Fritzsche Brothers | Essences and Essential Oils | Fine Drugs and Chemical Preparations | 0620221329

                                                     Oil of Caraway, U.S.P.

                                                          Dutch | New York

            Brown glass round bottle with cork stopper, brown label with black lettering

                                                          4¼ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-173                                 Regoes | Castor Oil | U.S.P.

                Bottled By | Rigo Manufacturing | Company | Nashville, Tennessee

                                                           6 Fluid Ounces

Clear glass, rectangular bottle with white screw-on cap; label is orange, white, and black with directions for use and caution listed.

6¼ x 2½ x 1¼ in.

 

 

Series III.  Apothecary Bottles and Stoppers

 

Subseries III.1.  Empty Apothecary Bottles

 

310-174                                                  No label

Clear glass bottle with top

Square with rounded edges

On bottom: 5482 | 13 W with circle around it

2¼ x 1 x 1 in.

 

310-175                                                  No label

Clear glass bottle

Rectangular with rounded edges

On bottom: P with a circle around it | 10 | 1

3 x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-176                                              Bayer Aspirin

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                                             On bottom: 5

2¾ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-177         Bogel Drug Co. | Pure Medicines | Limited | New Orleans

            Clear glass, round measuring cup; measurements on back are Table, Dessert, Tea

2 x 1 ½ x 1 ½

 

310-178                     Chesebrough | Manufg. Co. Cd. | New York

                                                   Clear glass, round bottle

                                                           2½ x 1¾ 1¾ in.

 

310-179                                      Chesebrough Mfg. Co.

                                                                 Vaseline

                                                   Clear glass, round bottle

                                                          2½ x 1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-180                                      Chesebrough Mfg. Co.

                                                                 Vaseline

                                                   Clear glass, round bottle

                                                          2½ x 1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-181                                      Chesebrough Mfg. Co.

                                                                 Vaseline

                                                   Clear glass, round bottle

                                                          2½ x 1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-182                            Eli Lilly & Co. | Strychnine | Sulfate

                                                     ½ Grain (0.0325 Gm.)

                                 For Use in Compounding Prescriptions | Only

                                                                     Lilly

            Brown bottle with faded label and cork stopper, poison is imprinted on the back

                                                         On bottom: 79-6F

2¾ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-183                 Ferris & Ferris | Pharmacists | San Diego, Cal.

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                                           2¾ x 1¼ x ¾ in.

 

310-184 H. Dannenmann | Pharmacist | Magazine, Cor. State, New Orleans

Clear glass bottle; broken top, cracked sides, and broken bottom; flat, oval-shaped

                                                           3¼ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-185 Katz & Besthoff, Ltd. | Four Stores | Only the Best | New Orleans, LA.

                  Clear glass round measuring cup with measurements displayed

                                                           2¾ x 1¾ x 2 in.

 

310-186       Livaudais’ Pharmacy | 2733 Dauphine St. Phone 947-1616

Spirits of Peppermint

Adult: 15 drops in water

.50 ct

Keep out of reach of children

Clear glass bottle with black dropper top, white label with blue lettering, typed instructions, graduating measurements on back

                           On bottom: Duragulas | 19 X with a circle around it [?]

                                                           3½ x 1½ x 1 in.

 

310-187                                     Murine | For Your | Eyes

                                         The Murine Co., Inc., Chicago 11, Ill.

                             Clear, round glass bottle with white eyedropper lid

                                                          3¼ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-188                       Park Davis & Co. | Detroit, Mich, U.S.A.

Arsenic Trioxide | (Arsenous Acid)

(Dispensary Tablets)

¼ Grain

Poison

Triangular brown glass bottle with round top, part of cork stopper inside bottle, poison imprinted on side

On bottom: F | 6

2¾ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-189                                                  No label

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                            Rounded with 12 short, flat sides

                                                             3¾ x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-190                                                  No label

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                                             Oval shaped

                                                            On bottom: 96

4½ x 2 x 1¼ in.

 

310-191                                                  No label

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                                   Round with 1¾-inch neck

                                       On bottom: 3 [symbol] 4 | M-1011-A | 9

5 x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-192                                                  No label

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                                   Round with 1½-inch neck

                                                          4¼ x 1½ x 1½ in.

 

310-193                                                  No label

                                                         Clear glass bottle

            Four sided with rounded (front and back) and flat short sides, crack on inside

                                                       On bottom: [symbol]

3½ x 2 x 1¼ in.

 

310-194                                                  No label

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                 Flat, rectangular bottle with round broken neck

                                                       On bottom: 1 or an I

5¾ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-195                                                  No label

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                          Flat, rectangular bottle with round long (1¾-inch) neck

                                                 On bottom: diamond shape

5¾ x 1½ x ¾ in.

 

310-196                    American | Drugstore | 1115 | Canal St. | NO

Clear glass bottle with flat front and back and sides rounded.  A bird is imprinted on the front label.  Round neck with broken/chipped lip.

4 x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-197                                     Ammonium | Carbonate

                                                              (NH4)2 CO3

                                                                    Clear glass, round bottle

            On bottom: Philada | Pat. [?] 1879 | Whitall Tatum & Co. | H | U.S.A. | New York

4¼ x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-198                                            City Drug Store

                                            W. S. Forrey & Co | Harper Kans

                     Clear glass bottle with flat front and rounded back and sides

                                                        On bottom: M or W

4 x 2 x 1½ in.

 

310-199             C. Potthoff | Paints Oils | 96 Camp St. | New Orleans

                                  Clear glass bottle, rectangular with flat edges

4½ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-200          Erich Brand | Druggist | 647 Magazine St | New Orleans

                     Clear glass bottle with flat front and rounded back and sides

                                      On bottom: W T & Co | Pat  Jan | 22  78

4¾ x 2 x 1½ in.

 

310-201         Erich Brand | Druggist | 2201 Magazine St | New Orleans

                     Clear glass bottle with flat front and rounded back and sides

                                         On bottom: Pat  Jan | 22-78 | T-USA

4¾ x 2 x 1½ in.

 

310-202                     F. C. Godbold | Apothecary | New Orleans

                                  Clear glass bottle, rectangular with flat edges

                                                  On bottom: W T & Co. | [?]

4¼ x 1¾ x 1 in.

 

310-203                          F. Maria Farina | No 4711 a Cologne

                                          Clear glass bottle, hexagon shaped

                                                             4¾ x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-204   Fred. A. Earhart | The Reliable Pharmacy | Chippewa & 8th Sts.

            Clear glass bottle, rectangular with rounded edges on back and flat edges on front

On bottom: illegible

5¼ x 1¾ x 1¼ in.

 

310-205                  Frostilla | Fragrant Lotion | Elmira. N.Y. U.S.A.

                                              Clear glass bottle, rectangular

                                       On bottom: 9 [symbol] 9 or 6 [symbol] 6

4½ x 1¾ x 1¼ in.

 

310-206                     Husband’s | Calcined | Magnesia | Philada

                                                  Clear glass bottle, square

                                                           4 x 1¼ x 1¼ in.

 

310-207                                       Jacobs | New Orleans

                                                         Clear glass bottle

                                            On bottom: Jacob’s New Orleans

4¼ x 2¼ x 1¾ in.

 

310-208                                    John Wyeth & Bro | Phila

                              Clear glass bottle, oval shaped with screw-on cap

On the cap: John Wyeth Brother | Manufacturing | Chemists | Philada

                                                           On bottom: 229

                                                           5 x 2¼ x 1¾ in.

 

310-209 J. S. J. Otto | Pharmacist | Magazine and Josephine Ave | New Orleans, La.

                                  Clear glass bottle, rectangular with flat edges

                                           On bottom: W T & Co. | A | U.S.A.

5 x 2 x 1¼ in.

 

310-210 J. S. J. Otto | Pharmacist | Magazine and Josephine Sts. | New Orleans, La.

                             Clear glass bottle, rectangular with rounded edges

                                                      On bottom: W T & Co

                                                             4½ 1½ x 1 in.

 

310-211                   Katz & Besthoff | Pharmacists | New Orleans

            Clear glass bottle, rectangular with slightly rounded edges, brown screw-on cap

                                          On bottom: 1 with a circle around it

4¼ x 1¾ x 1¼ in.

 

310-212                             Kuhn Remedy Co. | Chicago, Ills.

                              Clear glass bottle, round, glass is lavender tinted

                                                          4½ x 1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-213                      Lambert | Pharmacal Company | Listerine

                                                   Clear glass bottle, round

                                                On bottom: 4 [symbol] 5 | 14.

5½ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-214                   Lavoris | Lavoris Chemical Co. | Minneapolis

                                                        Glass bottle, round

                         On bottom: Lavoris | Chemical Company | Minneapolis

4¾ x 1¾ x 1 ¾ in.

 

310-215           Levi Garrett & Sons | Tobacco Scotch & Rappee Snuff

            Manufactured and Sold by | American Snuff Div. | Conwood Corporation | Memphis , Tennessee  38101

            Originated by | Levi Garrett | & Sons | No 128 So. Front Street | At the Draw Bridge | Philada.

                                                          Net Wt. 5.58 oz.

Brown glass bottle with cork stopper inside, off white label with black/gray writing, square with rounded edges

                                                          4¼ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-216                                    Patten & Co’s | Dentifrice

                                                   Clear glass bottle, round

                                                           3 ¼ x 2 ¼ x 2 ¼

 

310-217        The Piso Company | Hazeltine & Co. | Trade-Piso’s-Mark

                                 Green glass bottle, rectangular with flat edges

                                                            On bottom: 40

                                                             5¼ x 2 x 1 in.

 

310-218                Piso’s Cure | Hazeltine & Co. | For Consumption

                                              Clear glass bottle, rectangular

                                                            On bottom: 50

5¼ x 2 x 1¼ in.

 

310-219                            Richard Hudnut | New York | U.S.A.

                                                          3 ¾ Fld. Oz. Net.

                                 Clear glass, oval bottle, bird imprinted on front

                                       On bottom: 6 [symbol] 6 or 9 [symbol] 9

5 x 2½ x 1¼ in.

 

310-220                            Roe Drug Company | Mobile | Ala.

                                  Clear glass bottle, rectangular with flat edges

                                                On bottom: W T CO | U.S.A.

5 x 2 x 1 in.

 

310-221        Saiz De Carlos | Pharmaceutical Chemist | and Physician

                                    Stomalix | (Alcohol 5’3 Percent by Volume)

                       Dose | From one to two table-spoons full after each meal.

                             Serrano, 30. Madrid (Spain) | General Distributors

                            [?]ugera & Co. Inc. 90 Beekman Str. | New York City

                                                          9¼ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-222                                W. F. Young Inc. | Asorbine Jr.

                                                              4 Fl Ounces

Clear glass bottle; round, screw-on cap with a capital A imprinted on the top

On bottom: W. F. Young Inc. | Springfield, Mass. | U.S.A.

5¼ x 1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-223                                                  No label

                                                  Brown glass bottle, round

                                      On bottom: 92 with a diamond around it

6¼ x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-224                                                  No label

Clear glass bottle, flat sides and front, rounded back, graduating measurements listed on front edges, on the left is 1 to 5 and on the right is 20 to 160 cc.

                                                    On bottom: 6 [symbol] 4

                                                          6½ x 2½ x 1½ in.

 

310-225       Berner’s Drug Store | Quality Drugs | Valence & Freret Sts.

            Clear glass bottle, rounded back , flat sides and front, front has flat edges

                                                    On bottom: W [?] C Co.

7 x 2½ x 1¾ in.

 

310-226                               The Chattanooga Medicine Co

                       Clear glass bottle, rectangular with slightly rounded edges

                                   On bottom: 2   I with a circle around it   9 | 4

6¼ x 2½ x 1¼ in.

 

310-227                             Ducro A Paris | Elixir Alimentaire

Light green glass bottle, rectangular with curved in front and back, flat sides with flat edges, neck of bottle is broken

7 x 2¾ x 1½ in.

 

310-228                   Finlay-Dicks & Co | Mul-En-Ol | New Orleans

Dark brown glass bottle, oval shaped with flat front, glass is cracked and broken on the back 

                                                           6 x 2½ x 1¼ in.

 

310-229 H. Dannenmann | First St | Pharmacy | First St. | Cor. | Chippewa | New Orleans

               Clear glass bottle with flat front, flat angled sides and rounded back

                                    On bottom: Patd. May 15 1888 | D. F. & D.

6 x 2¼ x 1½ in.

 

310-230                            Rev. T. Hills | Vegetable | Remedy

                                   Light green tinted glass bottle, oval shaped

                                                           5¾ x 2 x 1½ in.

 

310-231                                                  No label

                                                   Clear glass bottle, round

                                                          7½ x 2¾ x 2¾ in.

                                                                       

310-232                                                  No label

                                                   Clear glass bottle, round

                                                          8½ x 3½ x 3½ in.

 

310-233                                                  No label

                                                   Clear glass bottle, round

                                                          11 x 4½ x 4½ in.

 

310-234                                           Acid | Hypophos.

                                                   Clear glass bottle, round

                                                          7¾ x 2¾ x 2¾ in.

 

310-235                                              Album. | Ceti.

                      Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round

                                                         10½ x 4½ x 4½ in.

 

310-236                                               Cal.Carb.P.

            Clear glass bottle with glass stopper/lid, with gold label and black lettering, round

                                                    Bottle: 8½ x 3½ x 3½ in.

                                                     Stopper: 1¾ x 2 x 3 in.

 

 310-237                                                 Pimenta

                      Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round

                                                          11 x 4½ x 4½ in.

 

310-238                                                P. Irid. Flor.

            Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round; lip is broken/chipped

                                                           7 ¼ x 2 ¾ x 2 ¾

 

310-239                                                R. Sarsap.

            Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round; lip is broken/chipped

                                                          11 x 4½ x 4½ in.

 

310-240                                             Syr.Sarsa.Co.

                      Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round

                                                           9 x 3½ x 3½ in.

 

310-241                                          Syr.Hypoph. | Co.

                      Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round

                                                           9 x 3½ x 3½ in.

 

310-242                                               Tr. Stramon.

            Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round; neck is cracked

                                                           9 x 3½ x 3½ in.

 

310-243                                             [?]S[?]Maru[?]

                      Clear glass bottle with gold label and black lettering, round

                                                           9 x 5½ x 5½ in.

 

310-244                                                  No label

                               One Quart Liquid 0585-43 Reg. Sealed L.G.   S

                     Clear glass bottle, square with flat sides and rounded edges

On bottom: 48-E | 53

8 ½ x 3 x 3

 

310-245                                                  No label

                                    On bottom: H. J. Heinz Co. | 341 | 2  A  37

Clear glass bottle with 8 sides, round top

6½ x 2¾ x 1½ in.

           

310-246                                                  No label

                                                                   Bottle

On bottom: Hurley

7¾ x 3 x 1¾ in.

 

310-247                                      Burnett’s Cod Liver Oil

                                               By | T. Metcalf & Co. | Boston

                                                         Glass bottle, oval

                                                           8 x 3¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-248                                                  No label

                                               Clear glass jar, round, with lid

                                                        Jar: 4 x 5½ x 5½ in.

                                                         Lid: 3½ x 6 x 6 in.

 

310-249                                                  No label

                                               Clear glass jar, round, with lid

                                                        Jar: 4 x 5½ x 5½ in.

                                                         Lid: 3½ x 6 x 6 in.

 

310-250                                                  No label

                                                Clear glass jar, round, no lid

                                                           4 x 5½ x 5½ in.

 

310-251                                                  No label

                                                Clear glass jar, round, no lid

                                                           4 x 5½ x 5½ in.

 

310-252                                                  No label

                                                Oversized apothecary bottle

                                            Asymmetrical shape, clear glass

            Height: 10 in.; width: 1¾ in. at neck, 6 in. at middle, and 3¾ in. at base

 

Subseries III.2.  Apothecary Bottles Containing Ingredients

 

310-253                                                     Folia.

                                                               Eupator.P.

              Brown glass bottle with stopper, round, gold label with black lettering

                                                         11½ x 4¾ x 4¾ in.

 

310-254                                                 Fruct.Nux.

                                                                 Vomica.

Clear glass bottle, round, gold label with black writing, ingredients inside bottle in a clear plastic bag, lip is broken

10½ x 4¼ x 4¼ in.

 

310-255                                      Powdered Asafoetida

Livaudais’ Pharmacy | Phone Whitehall 7-1616 | Dauphine and St. Ferdinand Streets

            Glass cylindrical container with glass stopper, printed label with typed ingredients

                                                          8¼ x 2¾ x 2¾ in.

 

Subseries III.3.  Apothecary Bottle Stoppers

 

310-256                                                  Stopper

                                                 Cork bottom with metal top

                                                             1¼ x 1 x 1 in.

 

310-257                                                  Stopper

Glass

                                                                2 x 1½ in.

 

310-258                                                  Stopper

                                                                   Glass

2¼ x 2 in.

 

310-259                                                  Stopper

                                                   Glass, broken bottom tip

2 x 1¾ in.

 

310-260                                                  Stopper

                                        Glass, broken bottom tip, crack on lip

1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-261                                                  Stopper

                                                      Glass, chipped base

1¾ x 1¾ in.

 

310-262                                                  Stopper

                                                                   Glass

                                                                2 x 1¾ in.

 

310-263                                                  Stopper

                                                                   Glass

2¼ x 2½ in.

 

310-264                                                  Stopper

            Glass, Pomona imprinted on top, handwritten in black on base is BS H 5 oz.

                                                              2¾ x 2½ in.

 

310-265                                                  Stopper

                         Glass, blue-green, Hemingray No 40 imprinted on side

3 x 3¾ in.

 

 

Series IV.  Other Items

 

Subseries IV.1.  Photographs

 

310-266                                 Photograph of Gustave Katz

                             8 x 10 in. black-and-white glossy copy photograph

 

310-267                             Photograph of Sydney J. Besthoff

                             8 x 10 in. black-and-white glossy copy photograph

 

Subseries IV.2.  Printed materials—Advertisements

 

310-268                                             Advertisement

                                            Pepto-Bismol | for upset stomach

The advertisement depicts a boy holding his stomach after eating too many apples.

                                                              8¾ x 5½ in.

 

310-269                                      Williams’ Talc Powder

                            The J. B. Williams Co., Dept. A, Glastonbury, Conn.

                     Advertisement for baby powder, protected by a glass frame

                                     On back: This is not a reproduction. 1910

                                                            8½ x 3 x ⅛ in.

 

Subseries IV.3.  Printed materials—Books and pamphlets

 

310-270                                                                                                                   Book

The Modern Materia Medica (3d ed.; New York: The Druggists Circular, 100 William street, 1912).  282 p.

Enclosure: green envelope bearing a three-cent stamp; addressed to Livaudais Pharmacy, 2733 Dauphine St., New Orleans, La.

                                                        Book:  7 x 5 x 1 in.

                                                     Envelope:  6½ x 3½ in.

 

310-271                                                     Book

George M. Gould, A Pocket Medical Dictionary: Giving the Pronunciation and Definition of the Principal Words Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences (9th rev. ed.; Philadelphia: P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., Inc., 1012 Walnut Street, c1928).

                                                           6¼ x 3¾ x 1 in.

 

310-272                                                 Pamphlet

The Monarch Marketing System Company, Price List: Tickets, Tags, Labels, and Sundries (Dayton, Ohio: The Company, 1946).  24 p.

                                                    “Effective | May, 1946.”

            On back: a listing of other locations of the company in the U.S. and Canada

                                                            6¾ x 4 x ⅛ in.

 

310-273                                                 Pamphlet

The Monarch Marketing System Company, Revised Price List: Monarch “50”            Tickets in Rolls (Dayton, Ohio: The Company, 1941).  19 p.

                                                “Effective October 1, 1941.”

                                                            6 ¾ x 4 x ⅛ in.

 

Subseries IV.4.  Printed materials—Cards

 

310-274                           Postcard depicting inside of a store

On back:  “Bess” has concocted a new cure-all at the General Store, where penny candy, five cent cigars, and similar delicacies may still be purchased in this restoration of the supermarket of grandmother’s day.  Tweetsie Railroad—Blowing Rock, N.C.

Copyright 1965 Aerial Photography Services, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

Made by Dexter Press, Inc.  West Nyack, New York

5½ x 3½ in.

 

310-275                                                Index Card

White card with hand drawn bottles listed in order of height and described by dates from circa 1800, 1840, 1850, and 1870.  The card is dated December 1982.

4½ x 2¾ in.

 

Subseries IV.5.  Miscellany

 

310-276                                  Glass bottle, amber colored

                                Embossed with the word PUREX around neck

                                                                10 x 3 in.

 

310-277                              Gold Dust | Scouring | Cleanser

                                 Lever Brothers Company | Cambridge, Mass.

                                                     Net Weight 14 Ounces

            Red, gold, and black cylindrical container; directions and uses on back

                                                             4¾ x 3 x 3 in.

 

310-278                                                Lodestone

Stone is contained in a brown cardboard cylindrical container which also holds a typed note on the back of pink ledger paper.  The note reads as follows: Dear Mr. Stich, | I found this in the back of #11 | Store.  Negroes, at one time, believed | Lodestone had the ability to attract  | men or women to a person.  I don’t know | what type this is but see what it attracts. | Bruce. Bordes.

                                                          Letter: 6 x 4¼ in.

                                                       Box: 6 x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-279                                          Electric Vaporizer

KAZ | Number 55A

                                         Automatic Shut Off  NO Open Flame

                                            One Ounce Kaz Inhalant Included

                                             A $2.85 Value—Both For $2.50

            Katz Manufacturing Company, Inc. | New York, N.Y.  Made and Printed in U.S.A.

            Green and black box, vaporizer included, general directions for use on back

                                                               7 x 6 x 4 in.

 

310-280                     Dr. Scholl’s | Moleskin | Adhesive | Plaster

            For Relieving | Corns | Callouses | Bunions | Sore Toes | Caused by Shoe | Friction or Pressure

                                    The Scholl Mfg. Co., Inc. | Chicago, Illinois

                            Blue and yellow cylinder; directions for use on back

                                                 Adhesive plaster: 7 x 30 in.

                                                     Container: 8 x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-281                                   Dr. Scholl’s | Lamb’s Wool

                                    Net Weight ½ Ounce   100% Lamb’s Wool

            To be used as a padding or separate | dressing between toes to remove friction

               The Scholl Mfg. Co., Inc. | Chicago New York Los Angeles Toronto

            Dark blue and yellow box; complete and detailed directions for use on the back

                                                           4 x 2¼ x 2¼ in.

 

310-282                                           Pre-Paid | Mailer

                                                              8mm x 25 ft.

                                                   For | Color Movie | Films

On side of box: Processed Film Returned Directly To You

Square, white box with mailer inside which includes a ticket stub for the customer to write his or her name, a bag with a draw string for the film, and a perforated section for the customer to tear off for a receipt, NO. 134427.  Film was mailed to Color Processing Station, P.O. Box 142, Houston, Texas.

Box: 2¼ x ¾ in.

Mailer: 5½ x 2 in.; bag: 3 x 3 in.

 

310-283                             Kodacolor II | Color Negative Film

                   Unopened box containing roll of film; “Develop before 6/1980.”

                                                              Price $3.12

                                                          1¼ x 2¼ x 1½ in.

 

310-284                                    Johnson’s Baby Powder

                                                 Raw Material | Mineral-Talc

                                                           Vermont Mines

                                                 Light blue box, no contents

            On bottom: Coleman E. Adler & Sons | Incorporated | 722 & 724 Canal Street | New Orleans

                                                           4¾ x 3½ x ½ in.

 

310-285                                            Coming | Soon!

White, round pin/button with purple deer in background and Coming Soon! in bold red lettering directly over the purple deer.

                                                                 3 x ⅛ in.

 

310-286                Ask Us About | Orange | Tag | Specials | & Save

Round, orange pin/button with purple lettering, worn by employees during special events and in-store sales.

2¼ x ⅛ in.

 

310-287                                      Purple bow tie, clip-on

                                                  Worn by K & B employee

                                                         Radiance  N.Y.C.

                                                                5 x 1½ in.

 

310-288                                                      Box

                                                   Blue, opens on one side

                                                          3½ x 2½ x 1½ in.

 

310-289                                                     Cigar

                                                               5½ x ½ in.

 

310-290                                            [Railroad spike]

                                                         Dark, heavy metal

                                                              6 x ½ x ½ in.

 

310-291                                                   Thread

Clear glass cylindrical jar with silver metal top, 23 cardboard spools of white or red thread from various manufacturers including Johnson & Johnson

4¾ x 2½ x 2½ in.

 

310-292                                                  Mendets

Mend All Leaks Instantly | Without the Use of Heat, Solder, Cement or Rivet | In Granitware, aluminum, Hot Water Bags | Tin, Copper, Brass, Sheet Iron, All Cooking Utensils and Rubber Goods | Simply Tighten Mendet and Leak is Mended

                                 Assorted Sizes and Wrench in Each Package

                                                           Price 15 Cents

Collette Mfg. Co., Amsterdam, N.Y.

Contents 4 Pieces

Light green rectangular box with blue lettering; all four pieces still included.

4 x 1½ x ½ in.

 

310-293                                 Odotine | Nouveau Dentifrice

            Compose par | Mr. J. Pelletier | Membre De L’Acadamie | De Medicine | Depot A Paris | Rue St. Honore. 154

             White, square top with black lettering in different point sizes and fonts

                                                               2¾ x ¾ in.

 

310-294                  Maison Dorin | 27 R. Grenier St. Lazare Paris

                                                                 Depose

                                                          Fard De Toilette

                                                      Marque De Fabrique

              White, round top with black lettering in different fonts and point sizes

                                                               2¼ x ¼ in.

 

310-295                                        B-D Medical Center

                                                            Made of Pyrex

                                                   Becton Dickinson & Co.

                                           Silver, metal syringe carrying case

                                                            3½ x 2 x ¾ in.

 

310-296                                       Clear plastic capsule

                                                                 2 x ¾ in.

 

310-297                                                  Dropper

                                             Clear glass with orange residue

                                                                 3 x ¼ in.

 

310-298                                                    Stone

 

310-299                                   Gold container, lid lacking

                                     Contains black rubber stopper marked 2

                                                  Container: 1¾ x ½ x ½ in.

                                                         Stopper: ¾ x ½ in.

 

310-300                                   Chester | Split | Buck Shot

                                                         Made in America

                Wooden cylindrical container with lid; includes four split buck shot

                                                            2¼ x ¾ x ¾ in.

 

310-301                                             KB Ranch Co.

            On sides:  “Try Our Brand | of Hospitality” | American Ace By Universal Match Corp. Denver

On bottom:  Vail | Lionsquare Lodge | Reservations Call | (303) 476-1937 | Breckenridge | Lincoln West Mall | Reservations Call | (303) 453-0721

                                    Rectangular match box, matches included

                                                           2¼ x 1½ x ½ in.

 

310-302                                    Excelsior | Nipple Shield

                                                    Philadelphia  New York

                                               Brown box with black lettering

                                                             3½ x 2 x 2 in.

 

310-303                                    PickWick | Shaving Soap

                                                Round, wooden bowl with lid

                                                       Lid: 2½ x 2½ x ½ in.

                                                    Bottom: 2½ x 2½ x 1 in.

 

310-304                                                   Gillette

                                                       Property  U.S. Army

                                                     Known the World Over

                                                                Khaki Set

Khaki material with mirror on back, rectangular, flat; may be part of an army shaving kit

                                                                4 x 1¾ in.

 

310-305                                              Bottle, partial

            Neck and lip of a clear glass bottle that was broken at the base of the neck

                                                                  1 x 1 in.

 

310-306                                                    Cotton

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Besthoff, Sydney

K & B Drug Stores (Firm)

Katz, Gustave

Pharmacy—LouisianaNew Orleans

 



Excerpted from a paper by Florence M. Jumonville, first presented at the Popular Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 17, 2003.

[1]Sandie Gauthreaux, “A History of K&B,” The K&B Connection 8.1 (September 1997): 1, 3; New Orleans City Directory, 1896.  Based on records still possessed by K&B and on interviews with Sydney Besthoff III, Gauthreaux’s article began as a paper she wrote as a student at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans.  It was published in its entirety in the final issue of The K&B Connection, a newspaper for employees.

[2]Gauthreaux, “History of K&B,” 1-2.

[3]Ibid., 1-3; James J. LeBlanc, “The End or the Beginning?,” The K&B Connection 8.1 (September 1997): 4; Gregory S. Nelson, “K&B Lives!,” University of New Orleans Magazine 28 (Fall 2002): 11; Betty Keith, quoted by Angus Lind, “Purple Prose: Whimsical Cookbook Is Fondly Recalled,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 17, 1998, p. E1 (quotation).

[4]Liz Scott, “Chemistry Set: How Mr. Katz and Mr. Besthoff Started an Empire,” New Orleans Magazine 32, no. 2 (November 1997), 21; Errol Laborde, “Purple Passion,” New Orleans Magazine 31, no. 12 (September 1997): 120.  This collection includes examples of most of the K&B products mentioned here, as well as others.

[5]Gauthreaux, “A History of K&B,” 1-2; Anne Cooper Funderburg, Sundae Best: A History of Soda Fountains (Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2002), 31, 63, 125; Scott, “Chemistry Set,” 20; James Slaton, “They All Screamed for K&B Ice Cream,” New Orleans Citibusiness 23 (September 15, 1997): 1, 42.

[6]Julie Landry, “K&B Purple Fading Away,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 31, 1997, p. 1G; Scott, “Chemistry Set,” 20; Nelson, “K&B Lives!,” 10-11, based on an interview with Sydney J. Besthoff III (quotation).

[7]Nelson, “K&B Lives!,” 10-11, based on an interview with Sydney J. Besthoff III; Anne Rochell, “The Americanization of New Orleans,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, June 21, 1998, p. 01C (quotation).

[8]King, “Retailing Giant Rite Aid to Buy K&B Drugs Inc.”; Rite Aid Corp., “History,” <http://www.riteaid.com/company_info/history.php>, accessed April 15, 2003; Ronette King, “Little Guys Struggle against Big Operators,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 30, 1997, p. A3 (first quotation); Kathy Finn, “Looking Beyond the Sale of K&B Drugstores,” New Orleans Citibusiness 25 (July 28, 1997): 1, 37 (second quotation).

[9]Rochell, “Americanization of New Orleans” (first and second quotations); “Purple Pros Know Where to Go Saturday,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 5, 1998, p. L15; Louisiana State Archives, “Louisiana’s Jewish Community: Katz & Besthoff,” <http://www.sec.state.la.us/archives/jewish/JHKB.HTM>, accessed April 12, 2003 (third quotation).