Medicine Bottle

Dublin Core

Title

Medicine Bottle

Alternative Title

Medicine Bottle

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Medicine--Florida
Pharmacies

Description

A bottle for storing medicine used by pharmacists in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Many glass bottles were manufactured and embossed with information, such as the store address, name of the doctor or prescription, etc. The bottles were not restricted by any of the properties of the medicine, and thousands of glass bottles were produced. Pharmacies like Enzor's Pharmacy sold medicine in bottles like these from their opening through the Great Depression and into the modern era until plastic bottles came into production. Also known as Enzor's Drug Store and Restaurant, Enzor's was located on the block as the original Orlando City Hall in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Enzor's opened in the old Avalon Hotel in 1925 and then reopened when the old building was razed and replaced in 1956. The pharmacy was named after William Enzor, who owned the business in the 1940s. In 1983, the business was bought by James J. Rowlison and became Rowlinson's Restaurant.

Source

Original medicine bottles: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1925-1939

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

331 KB

Medium

1 medicine bottle

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Enzor's Pharmacy, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Bernstein, Jason
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Lindsey, B. "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes, Medicinal/Chemical/Druggist Bottles." Society of Historical Archaeology, Inc. February 3, 2016. Accessed February 11, 2016. https://www.sha.org/bottle/medicinal.htm.
Kunerth, Jeff. "James J. Rowlinson: Enzor's diner was his kind of place." The Orlando Sentinel, April 24, 2011. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-04-24/news/os-james-rowlinson-obituary-20110424_1_diner-jim-rowlinson-rowlinson-s-restaurant.

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