Advertisement showing the three-and-one-half story building with several windows that is adorned with signage and advertising text for the druggists on the 200 block of Callowhill Street. Signs and text advertise "Drugs, Chemicals, Paints, Oil Glass, and Dye Stuff"; "White-Lead & Window-Glass at Manufacturers Lowest Prices"; and "Alum, Madder, Logwood, Camwood, Indigo, Copperas, Fustic and Turpentine." Patrons, visible through the open doorways, stand at counters within the storefront; jars, and decanters line the display windows; and crates and barrels, some marked, line the sidewalk. At the side of the store, a clerk checks a list as a drayman unloads his horse-drawn vehicle. Also shows the doors open to the cellar of the store that also contains a large-scale model of an apothecary's mortar and pestle and a fire insurance marker. Joseph Reakirt operated the business solely until 1838 when he partnered with John Reakirt who assumed sole proprietorship in 1859., Title supplied by Wainwright., Date from Poulson inscription on recto: Nov. 1846. S.E. cor. Third and Callowhill sts., Wainwright suggests date of circa 1844., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 397, LCP copy trimmed and lacking title., Wainwright retrospective conversion project, edited., Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Bb38 R288.
Weaver, Matthias S., 1815 or 16-1847, artist
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