APOTHECARY ADVERTISING BROADSIDE - “INSECT POWDER”

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Black on white, 7.375 x 5.5”. Exhibits slight yellowing. Else VG plus. Text:

“INSECT POWDER./ FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF INSECTS, ANTS, ROACHES, WATER BUGS, GARDEN WORMS, & C/ FOR SALE BY THOMAS HOLLIS/ CHEMIST AND APOTHECARY/ NO. 23 UNION STREET, BOSTON/ OLD STAND—SIGN OF THE GOLDEN MORTAR.”

Thomas Hollis, 1802-1875, was a well known Boston apothecary who, operating out of No. 23 Union Street,  did flourishing trade selling various powders and health elixirs and lotions from the 1840s through the Civil War era. Interesting piece for Boston antiquarians and 21st century apothecary  collectors. In protective sleeve.  [JP]

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