Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Found: old neighborhood pharmacy bottle

I found this at a yard sale the other day, it's a bottle of tincture of belladonna from 1946, with the address of the Park View Pharmacy, 3501 Georgia Ave NW, and an old-timey phone number, Randolph 3331.

Currently 3501 Georgia is a corner store called Bell Corner Stop.


  1. Great find! Belladonna is actually a homeopathic remedy for flu and cough. http://blog.hmedicine.com/homeopathy-and-homeopathic-medicine-blog/bid/4592/Homeopathic-medicine-Belladonna

  2. This location was formerly Parkview Pharmacy operated by "Doc"
    Sheffrin during the 50's.Later "Doc" attended Howard U and became a dentist

  3. Larry
    Blog Larryrosen.org

  4. Thanks Larry! Love the blog.

  5. Jackie
    My Dad, Harvey Lee Stewart brought Parkview Pharmacy from Doc Sheffrin in the late sixties.
    He initially owned 3503 Georgia Ave and I can remember sitting in the store and playing with Doc's daughter. After a few years is when he brought the store from Doc.


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