Miller's Drug Store


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Guy Miller's Drug Store, Charlottesville VA
  Miller's Drug Store, Opposite Lafayette Theatre, Charlottesville VA
  Miller's Drug Store, 109 West Main Street, Charlottesville VA
  Miller-Link Drug Store, 109 West Main Street, Charlottesville VA
  Egyptian Herb Tonic Co, 109 West Main Street, Charlottesville VA

Notes:
The bottles, labels, and tin containers below list 4 different company names: Miller's Drug Store, Guy Miller's Drug Store, Miller-Link Drug Store, and Egyptian Herb Tonic Co.
I've seen a drugstore label (on eBay) that "Chas. R. Link & Co., 201 West Main St, Charlottesville, Va." - so I suspect that's the same guy who was part of the "Miller-Link" drug store. Charles R. Link was also a druggist in Buena Vista VA (a fellow collector has bottles with labels from the buena-vista Chas. R. Link that were over-stamped with the Charlottesville Chas. R. Link).
I've also seen a drugstore label (on eBay) for the Guy Miller drugstore that had a date of 1916 on it, so I presume that the name "Guy Miller's drugstore" was used during that time. On the other hand, "The Era Druggists" directory from 1916 listed "Moss & Miller" drugstore in Charlottesville but not "Guy Miller".

Bottles:

miller_02 Amber 6.2" bottle with a label:
label: Prize Formula Fly Killer / ... / MILLER's DRUG STORE / OPPOSITE LA FAYETTE THEATRE / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA



Other Miller Items:
miller_01 This photo was taken Sep 2009, and shows the Miller's Restaurant at 109 West Main Street. Presumably, from the faded letters on the brick above the awning, this was once the Miller-Link Drug Store.
miller_17 This is a blank page with letterhead from Miller's drug store. The letterhead says:
top left: (mortar & pestle)
top center: MILLER'S DRUG STORE / DRUGS AND SEEDS / TELEPHONE 15 109 W. MAIN STREET / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
top right: EGYPTIAN HERB TONIC FOR WOMEN / EGYPTIAN LIVER PILLS / HOOPINE FOR WHOOPING COUGHT / EGYPTIAN 800 ~~ THE GREAT URINARY ANTISEPTIC / RED HEADACHE REMEDY / WOOD'S GARDEN SEEDS
miller_04 This is a 2" diameter tin container with a printed label that says:
MILLER'S DRUG STORE / 109 West Main St. / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
miller_06 This is a 1.25" diameter tin container with a printed label that says:
GUY MILLER'S DRUG STORE / BICHLORIDE / TABLETS / POISON! / Antidote, white of egg, / starch in water, tea, coffee, stimulants / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
miller_16 This is a label that says:
(skull & cross bones) / POISON / GUY MILLER'S DRUG STORE / Charlottesville, Va.
miller_03 This is a label that says:
PEPPERMINT SPIRIT / MILLER'S CUT RATE DRUG STORE / 109 WEST MAIN STREET / PHONE 22232 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
miller_07 This is a label that says:
Miller's Foot Balm / For Exernal User Only / When brought into contact with them, quickly kills all five types of fungi responsible for Athelete's foot. / DIRECTIONS: Apply to Affected Parts Night and Morning for three days. / Miller's Cut Rate Drug Store / OPP: LAFAYETTE THEATRE / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
miller_11 This is a label that says:
SYRUP IPECAC / DOSE. - For Children from 1 to 12 years, in croup, ten drops to a teaspoonful, every ten minutes until vomiting is induced. As an expectorant for adults, from 20 to 40 drops every two or three hours. / GUY MILLER'S / DRUG STORE / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
miller_12 This is a label that says:
LIQUID SULMET / (LEDERLE) / SODIUM SULFAMETHAZINE / Poultry drinkin water solution 12.5% Veterinary. / For control of outbreaks of cecal coccidiosis and infections coryza, acute cholera, and anatipestifer. / DOSATE / 1 ounce to each gallon of drinking water 2 days. Give non-medicated water 4 days, fifth day repeat Sulmet, 1 ounce to each gallon of water. / CAUTION / Use Sulmet as directed as it may cause a toxic reaction in excessive dosage. / Miller's Cut Rate Drug Store / OPP. LAFAYETTE THEATRE / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
miller_08 This is a label that says:
BOTTLED SUNSHINE / MINT FLAVORED / (picture of a fish) / Cod-Liver Oil / VITAMIN TESTED AND VITAMIN PROTECTED / FOR WEAK RUN DOWN CONDITIONS, WASTING COUGHS, UNDERWEIGHT CHILDREN, DELICATE ADULTS. / DIRECTIONS.- Adults, one dessertspoonful three times daily, preferably after meals. / Infants and children one quarter to two teaspoonfuls. / SHAKE THE BOTTLE / PREPARED BY / MILLER'S DRUG STORE / OPPOSITE LAFAYETTE THEATRE / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
miller_09 This is a label that says:
EMULSION OF / PURE / (picture of a fish) / Cod-Liver Oil / Vitamin Tested and Vitamin Protected / CONTAINING / Hypophosphites of Lime and Soda / A reliable remedy for Pulmonary Diseases, Wasting Coughs, Colds, &c., and a valuable tonic and nutrient in cases of General Debility. / This preparation is very pleasant to the taste, is easily digested and is endorsed by physicians generally. / DIRECTIONS.- For adults, a tablespoonful 3 or 4 times a day after eating. Children from 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful according to age. / SHAKE THE BOTTLE / PREPARED BY / MILLER'S DRUG STORE / 109 WEST MAIN SREET / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
miller_10 This is a label that says:
PURE NORWEGIAN / COD LIVER OIL / (picture of a fish) / BIOLOGICALLY STANDARDIZED / VITAMIN TESTED / A Reliable Remedy for Coughs, Colds, and General Debility. / DIRECTIONS - Dose for an adult, a tablespoonful three times a day. Children from one-half to one teaspoonful. To be gradually increased as the patient requires. / Wipe lip of bottle before replacing cap. Preserve Cod Liver Oil in a cool place in tightly stoppered bottles, protected from light. / Miller's Cut Rate Drug Store / OPP. LAFAYETTE THEATRE / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
miller_14 Left label says:
(skull & cross bones) / TINCT. IODINE / Alcohol 90% / POISON / ANTIDOTE - Give micture of flour or / starch in water, follow with emetics. / MILLER'S DRUG STORE / 109 W. Main St., Charlottesville, Va.
Right label says:
MERCURO / CHOROM / H.W. & D. / 2% SOLUTION / General Antiseptic / in place of IODINE / MILLER'S / DRUG STORE / Charlottesville, Va.
miller_15 This is a label that says:
Miller's Foot Balm / For External Use Only / ... Miller's Cut Rate Drug Store / OPP. LAFAYETTE THEATRE / CHARLOTTESVILE, VIRGINIA



Miller-Link Items:
miller_05 This is a 1.25" diameter tin container with a printed label that says:
MILLER-LINK DRUG STORE / 5 GRAIN / ASPIRIN / TABLETS / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
miller_13 This is a 1.25" label that is marked the same as the one on the tin above, and says:
MILLER-LINK DRUG STORE / 5 GRAIN / ASPIRIN / TABLETS / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.



Egyption Herb Tonic Co Items:
egypt_01 This is a label that says:
(picture of the sphynx & pyramids) / EGYPTION HERB WAFERS / For Leucorrhoea Whites, Congestions, Edgorgements and irritations of the pelvic organs and all irritating discharges. Astringent antiseptic and healing. / DIRECTIONS - Dissolve three or four wafers in one quart of water useing water as hot as can be comfortably borne and us as a vaginal injection once a day. Do not use cold water. Take the Egyption Herb Tonic while useing the wafers. / Manufactured by the / EGYPTION HERB TONIC CO. / 109 W. MAIN STREET / Charlottesville, Va.
egypt_02 This is a label that says:
EGYPTION / 3 / IRON TONIC / (picture of the sphynx & pyramids) / For The Blood & Nerves / Conains 12% ALCOHOL / This tonic contains three of the most easily assimilated forms of the vital element Iron, and basis of health and strength. With these is combined in the most readily acceptable form rejuvenating vegetable tonics. Added is the digestive pepsin so indispensible to a rundown stomach. To these blood and tissue builders is added a gentle laxative and the whole is combined with a palatable orange elixir making a useful and pleasing tonic. A few doses will work wonders in restoring tone and strength to the weak and convalescent. Safe to take and beeficial to blood, nerves and digestion. / Dose - Two teaspoonfuls in water after meals. / MANUFACTURED BY / EGYPTION HERB TONIC CO. / 109 W. MAIN STREET / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
egypt_03 This is a label that says:
DR. MILLER'S / EGYPTION / (picture of the sphynx & pyramids) / HERB TONIC / FOR WOMEN / Contains 12% ALCOHOL / For Solvent and Preservative Purposes / Net Contents 10 Ounces / Beneficial in Painful Menstruation, Depression, Irregularity, Backache, Loss of Strength and Energy. / Tonic and Reconstructive / PLEASANT TO TAKE / This proparation is the favorite prescription of a Practicing Physician, and is especially useful in those disorders of the system peculiar to women. / DOSE--One tablespoonful in water three times a day after meals as a general tonic. For scanty or suppressed flow, take one tablespoonful every four hours. / SHAKE THE BOTTLE AS THE SEDIMENT CONTAINS VALUABLE MEDICINAL QUALITIES / MANUFACTURED BY / EGYPTION HERB TONIC CO. / 109 W. MAIN STREET / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
egypt_04 This is a label that says:
MENTHOLATED / TOILET CREAM / A Useful and Elegant Preparation / For Chapped Hands, Face, Sunburn, Etc. / LADIES WILL FIND IT AN EXCELLENT APPLICATION BEFORE USING POWDER, BEING FREE FROM GREASY AND STICKY PROPERTIES. / DIRECTIONS: Apply after washing the hands or face, rubbing until it disappears. / MANUFACTURED BY / EGYPTION HERB TONIC CO. / 109 W. MAIN STREET / CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA
egypt_05 This is a label that says:
MENTHOLATED / (picture of a rose) / Toilet Cream / A USEFUL AND ELEGANT PREPARATION / FOR CHAPPED HANDS, FACE, SUNBURN, ETC / LADIES WILL FIND IT AN EXCELLENT APPLICATION BEFORE USING POWDER, BEING FREE FROM GREASY AND STICKY PROPERTIES. / DIRECTIONS: Apply after washing the hands or face, rubbing until it disappears. / MANUFACTURED BY / EGYPTION HERB TONIC CO. / 109 W. MAIN STREET / CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA
miller_18 This is a carboard box. On the front, it says:
DR. G.L. MILLER'S / EGYPTION / (picture of the sphynx & pyramids) / HERB TONIC / FOR WOMEN / Contains 12% Alcohol / for solvent and preservative purposes / Beneficial in Painful Menstruation, Depression, Irregularity, Backache, Loss of Strength and Energy. / Tonic and Reconstructive / Pleasant to Take / This proparation is the favorite prescription of a Practicing Physician, and is especially useful in those disorders of the system peculiar to women. / Manufactured and sold by / EGYPTION HERB TONIC COMPANY / 109 W. MAIN STREET / Charlottesville, Virginia






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