A great original 1929 Prohibition Prescription for Spirits Frumenti, the US pharmaceutical term for Whiskey...Oi (pint)...ozi (1 ounce) three times day! Typically this prescription was written with carbon paper in between, however, every now and then the doc wrote it without the carbon paper, as is the case with this script....it's very nice! Please see photos!
From the days of speakeasies, Al Capone and moonshine this was the only legal way to drink liquor in the US!
The whiskey was prescribed for Falconia Boucher, by Dr. J. W. Sheehan, on November 3, 1929 (one week after the stock market crashed), and was filled the same day by Pharmacist, J. R. Isham, of Ovila Richard's Drug Store in Winooski, VT.
It was issued by the Treasury Department and is printed on fancy, beautiful pink paper. In the center is the old Treasury Seal with the Latin inscription, "Thesaur. Amer. Septent. Sigil.". When you hold this prescription up to the light PROHIBITION is watermarked, as with the metal strips that are used in U.S. bills today, the graphics are GREAT!
This was the pharmacist's duplicate copy, printed on the back are the "Instructions", one of which is: "This duplicate prescription must be retained by the druggist as permanent record, open to inspection by Federal Officers", the top copy was sent to the government.
The prescription measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/2", has one light fold and a small piece off the left corner, otherwise, condition is excellent...a great 1929 script!
This is a FANTASTIC piece of history and would be great to display in a pharmacy, museum, bar or office! I am happy to answer any questions, please feel free to email and thank you for your interest! :)
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