Pence & Sterling / Fitzhugh Brothers


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Pence & Sterling, 2nd & East Main, Charlottesville VA
  Pence & Sterling, 122 East Main, Charlottesville VA
  Fitzhugh Brothers, 201 East Main St., Charlottesville VA

Notes:
The ebay seller of the Pence & Sterling bottle below said that Pence & Sterling was located on Main Street, and was later replaced by Fitzhugh Brothers, which went out of business in the 1960s, but I haven't been able to confirm that.
I did find an old photo of the Pence & Sterling building on the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society web site. It depicts the Pence & Sterling building at the corner of 2nd & East Main in 1930. The address of 201 E. Main on the Fitzhugh Brothers bottles below is further evidence that they were at the same location.

Pence & Sterling Bottles:

pence_01 (enlarge) Clear 5.6" bottle embossed:
vertical: PENCE & STERLING / Druggists / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.



Fitzhugh Bros Bottles:
fitzhugh_02 (enlarge) Clear 3.3" (1 oz) screw-top bottle with a label that says:
label: SWEET OIL / FITZHUGH BROS. CO. / DRUGGISTS / 201 E. Main St. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
fitzhugh_03 (enlarge) This is a 3" tall amber bottle with a cork (views from the left and right side are shown). The label (from 1938) says:
label: FITZHUGH BROS. CO. / DRUGGISTS / PHONE 141 - 201 E MAIN ST. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. / ... / 3-18-30



Other Items:
fitzhugh_01 (enlarge) This is a cardboard pill container, marked:
vertical: FITZHUGH BROS. / Druggists / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
It's hard to read, but I think the date at the bottom says "3/27/14".






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This page last updated on May 5, 2013.