Advertisement showing the four-story storefront of Wetherwill & Brother (John Price and Dr. William Wetherill) heavily covered in signage on Front Street above Market Street. Signs advertise the "Drug, Paint" & Glass Store," the proprietors - "Druggist & Color Men," and depict the store emblem of an American eagle with a shield atop a barrel, surrounded by apothecary packages, and bordered by the text "Encourage your own Manufactory" and "65 Old Stand." Building also adorned with a railing on the roof. Stacks of barrels, two atop boxes marked "8-10 Glass" and "12-16 Glass," flank the two open entryways (covered in signs) in which the back of a clerk carrying a large box and two male patrons are visible. Decanters fill the display windows, and boxes, barrels, and glassware are stacked near the upper floor windows. A clerk descends into the cellar across from a drayman, in the street, steadying his horse-drawn vehicle loaded with labeled packages. Several more labeled packages line the sidewalk. Materials include opium, linseed oil, shellac, gum opal, sperm oil, myrrh, "dry. w. lead", salad oil, "ol. vit.," "aq. fortis," "bn. indigo," and "ref. camph." Also shows partial views of adjacent businesses, including signs reading "Dru..", "Pai.." and "M..... Whi...", John Price and William Wetherill, were the grandson's of Samuel Wetherill, the founder of the earliest white lead manufactory in America. They assumed management of the business, under the name Wetherill & Brother in 1837 with William handling purchases and John Price superintending the manufacturing branches. William assumed sole management of the firm following the death of John in 1853., Philadelphia on Stone, POS 833, Wainwright retrospective conversion project, edited.
Rease, W. H., artist
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