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Object Name Container, Apothecary
Catalog Number 2001.76.246
Date ca. 1950
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-1.75 W-2.5 D-2.375 inches
Description This is a package of carbonate of magnesia. It is a one ounce block of white chemical wrapped in gray paper.
Notes This object was used in the Currey & Morgan Drugstore in Harrodsburg, Ky. In 1914, D. Lee Currey sold a one-half interest of his drug store to Leon Morgan, creating the Currey & Morgan Drugstore. Morgan had been Currey's clerk for nine years. Harry Joseph Russell (1928-1994), Leon Morgan's stepson graduated from the UK School of Pharmacy in 1951 and bought the Harrodsburg business in 1958. Russell inherited all of the equipment. He also collected related items from other sources. In 1968, Russell moved the business and renamed it Ft. Harrod Pharmacy. In 1984, Russell sold out to Vance Smith who consolidated the drugstores in Harrodsburg and sold them to SuperX/CVS, a national chain.
Collection Joe Russell Pharmacy Collection
People Currey and Morgan Drugstore
Currey, D. Lee
Morgan, Leon
Subjects Apothecaries
Apothecary shops
Medicine
Medicines
Drugs
Druggists
Search Terms Harrodsburg (Ky.)
Mercer County (Ky.)
Kentucky
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS