Two incredibly tall G. N. Morison Wholesale Druggist Ads

Two incredibly tall G. N. Morison Wholesale Druggist Ads

26 June 2017

I’ve written about George Noble Morison of New Orleans before, specifically his extremely rare G. N. Morison’s Invigorating Bitters. Here are two really interesting vertical advertisements from Morison who was a wholesale druggist in the 1850s and 1860s.

If you click and enlarge the ads, there are some fascinating items that he advertises as being in stock. His warehouse must have really been something. Here is what specifically caught my eye:

300 pounds Hondoras Sarsaparilla

25 bbls. Alcohol

150 kegs Turkey Opium

25 carboys Aq. Ammonia

200 doz. Roome’s Maccaboy and Scotch Snuff

5 casks French Lime Juice

Tally-Ho Bitters

Patent Medicines, etc.

and so much more….

Left: G .N. Morison Wholesale Druggist advertisement – The New Orleans Crescent, Monday, June 27, 1859 Right: G .N. Morison Wholesale Druggist advertisement – The Times Picayune, Saturday, September 23, 1865

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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