A.K. Fowler, Drugs & Medicines

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Title

A.K. Fowler, Drugs & Medicines

Description

Number 40 on the Burleigh map of Caledonia, drugstore relocated here in 1890 from Lima but shortly thereafter was destroyed in the Caledonia fire of 6 February 1891. The first image shows an advertisement for Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, the sort of patent medicine typically advertised by Fowler during the early days of his firm and a major driver of early advertising in America. After the 1891 fire, Fowler's rebuilt business evolved into a business also carrying books, stationery, and--as can be seen in the second image--goods for the home.

Archibald K. Fowler (1852-1914) was active in Caledonia civic life, helping to found the Eunice Lodge #830 of Free and Accepted Masons in 1899 (he was its first chairman), and eventually serving as Caledonia's postmaster beginning in 1905 until his death in 1914.

Date

1894-10-25

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Caledonia Advertiser, 25 Oct. 1894. Courtesy of Tom Tryniski / Fulton History.

Format

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jpeg, 249 KB

Type

Print advertisement

Geolocation