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1892 Cameo Billhead Philadelphia Druggists

1892 Cameo Billhead Philadelphia Druggists


Billhead from Beates, Miller and Lambert, Wholesale Druggists, 509 Market Street, Philadelphia.

Dated Dec. 19, 1892.

The druggists were dealers in drugs, chemicals, paints, oils, glass, varnishes, dye stuffs, perfumery, spices, patent medicines, &c, &c, &c.

The bill is made out to Union Supply Co. and includes such items as alum, celery seed, and sandpaper.

The bill wasn’t paid till May 15, 1893.

In 1895, a Pennsylvania newspaper ran a story that Mr. Beates was retiring from the company at age 75 and it would then be “Miller & Lambert.” The paper added, “The house is one of the oldest and best known in the trade there. Besides a large city trade the firm have a large and constantly growing country trade all through this and adjoining states.”

Condition: Very good. Some very light toning at bottom 1.25 inches, most noticeable on reverse. Small ink blotch at bottom edge on right. No tears. Size 7.0 x 8.5”

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