Fitch's Pharmacy


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Fitch's Pharmacy, Charlottesville VA (ca. 1918-1927)

Notes:
The bottle below does not have a city name on it, but the person who sold it to me said it was dug in Charlottesville VA. I did some research, and there was a Fitch's Pharmacy in Charlottesville. The propritor, J. Thurston Fitch, was in the drug store business for at least 46 years. He is listed in Charlottesville City directories as follows:
  1904: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Drug Clerk at 500 E Main
  1906: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Clerk at Johnson & Price
  1910: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Druggist
  1912: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Drug Clerk at Johnson & Price
  1916: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Drug Clerk at Marshall Timberlake
  1919: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Proprietor of Fitch's Pharmacy
  1922: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Proprietor of Fitch's Pharmacy
  1924: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Proprietor of Fitch's Pharmacy
  1927: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Druggist
  1929: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Pharm at Fitzhugh Bros Co.
  1931: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Pharm at Fitzhugh Bros Co.
  1934: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Pharm at Fitzhugh Bros Co. Inc.
  1938: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Pharm at S C Chancellor Co. Inc.
  1940: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Druggist at S C Chancellor Co. Inc.
  1942: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Pharm at University Drug Store.
  1950: J. Thurston Fitch is listed as a Pharm at Fitzhugh Bros.

Another source, "Virginia Prohibition Commission. Records, 1916-1934. Accession 42740. State Government Records Collection. The Library of Virginia. Richmond, Va.", listed Fitch's Pharmacy as registering for medicinal liquor for the years 1918 to 1927, so I suspect those are the years that Fitch's Pharmacy was in business.


Bottles:

fitch_01 (enlarge) Clear 6" bottle embossed:
vertical: Fitch's / PHARMACY






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