Edwards Drug Store


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Edwards Drug Store, Leesburg VA
  Edwards & Son, Leesburg VA

Notes:
Virginia House Joint Resolution Number 436 in 1997 congratulated Carl Emswiller Jr as an outstanding pharmacist. The resolution says that Emswiller purchased the Edwards Drug Store in 1968, that said drug store was originally founded in 1835, and that Emswiller moved it in 1974.

Bottles:

edwards_06 Clear 5.2" bottle embossed:
horizontal: (RHE monogram)
vertical: DR. R.H. EDWARDS / PHARMACEUTIST / LEESBURG VA.
base: W T 10 & Co
I looked it up, and "Pharmaceutist" is a real word, or at least it was 100 years ago.
edwards_01 Clear 3.5" bottle with a label:
label: CAMPHORATED OIL / FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY / ... / EDWARDS DRUG STORE / PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS / LEESBURG, VIRGINIA
edwards_02 Clear 3.3" bottle with a label:
label: ELIXIR LACTOPEPTIN / (Contains 18% Alcohol) / ... / EDWARDS & SON, Druggists / LEESBURG, VIRGINIA / We Guarantee Every Drug Bearing our Label to be Best Quality and Strength
edwards_03 Clear 3.5" bottle with a label:
label: CARBOLIC ACID / 86.4% ABSOLUTE PHENOL / ... / EDWARDS DRUG STORE / PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS / LEESBURG, VIRGINIA
edwards_04 Clear 3.5" bottle with a label:
label: ELIXIR LACTOPEPTIN / (Contains 18% Alcohol) / ... / EDWARDS & SON, Druggists / LEESBURG, VIRGINIA / We Guarantee Every Drug Bearing our Label to be Best Quality and Strength



Other Items:
edwards_07 This is a 1.25" x 2.5" label that says:
label: CALAMINE LOTION / ... / EDWARDS DRUG STORE / PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS / LEESBURG, VIRGINIA
edwards_05 A list of historic buildings in Leesburg says that the building at 3 S. King Street once housed the Edwards Drug Store, and that the building was originally built in 1835 and rebuilt in 1918. The China King Restaurant in this photo is at 3 S. King Street.






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This page last updated on January 25, 2014.