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Worthington Pharmacy Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M.4065


Scrapbook of pharmacy-related material, likely compiled by an employee of Worthington Pharmacy in Worthington, West Virginia. Includes clippings, ephemera, advertisements, pamphlets, broadsides, and other materials. Subjects of this printed material include the history of pharmacy, the importance of local drugstores, independent vs. chain drugstores, and Worthington Pharmacy. Clippings and ephemera include "Guide Posts on the Road to Success" (1926), Merck & Co. handbills about the importance of the "Neighborhood Druggist" (ca. 1930), and "Peanut Crackle", among others. Worthington Pharmacy advertisements include postcards, handbills, and broadsides publicizing weekly sales, promotions, and more. Some of the Worthington Pharmacy ads mention other local businesses, including I. McIntire's Cash Store and Bramer's Market. Some ads mention that the pharmacy's general manager was Virgil Ross Hertzog, who probably compiled the scrapbook himself. An excerpt about Hertzog and the history of pharmacy in Worthington from History of Worthington, West Virginia, and Surrounding Communities, by Harvey C. Fortney and Heisel M. Fox (1968), is also included for reference.


  • ca. 1926-1935

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Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


0.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 3 in. (1 flat storage box, 3 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:
Worthington Pharmacy Scrapbook, ca. 1926-1935
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US