Advertisement showing the bustling and sign covered four-story corner storefront of the druggist at 801 North Third Street. A large banner above the main entrances to the building reads "J. Horn Drugs & Chemical Store City & County Physicians Can Always Be Supplied With Medicines & Chemicals Of The Purest Kind Prepared With The Greatest Care From The Latest French English German & American Journals." A figure of an eagle adorns the doorways in which a man enters and through which a clerk assisting a lady at the counter is visible. Flasks, decanters and medical type instruments fill the three display windows. A woman peers at one of them. Barrels and crates, a few marked, line the building and sidewalk. Boxes are piled near most of the upper floor windows and a clerk works at a lower one near a side door in which a lady enters across from a tree in full bloom. In the street, a partially loaded horse-drawn dray rests as a laborer retrieves goods for it from the store cellar. On the roof, lined with balustrades, two couples and a trio of women look out at the vista. Marked goods include indigo, oil-vitrol, and soda ash. Horn operated from the location 1829-1871., Title supplied by cataloguer., Date from Poulson inscription on recto: N.E. cor. Third & Brown St. Nov. 1846., Wainwright suggests date of circa 1850., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 411, LCP copy trimmed and lacking title., Wainwright retrospective conversion project, edited.
Rease, W. H., artist
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