Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Medical Liquor

Last week I finally visited the Ravena Coeymans Historical Society's museum.  If you are a lover of small, quirky, local  museums like I am, this one is definitely worth the trip.

Among the many interesting displays was one about McCulloch's Pharmacy. During the Prohibition era, this was the place to go to get your prescription filled for medical liquor.

Here's a a closer view of an actual prescription for Mr. Smith to take 1 tablespoon of whiskey 3 times a day.

And here's a closer viewof McCulloch's shipping receipt for 1 case of whiskey (pints) and wine gallons 3. I love how is says For Non Beverage Purposes.

After reading about Prohibition, it is such a pleasure to come across actual local records that document the oddities of the era. Now if only they were from Bethlehem...

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