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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 1982.15.2
Object Name Print
Description "America's First Apothecary General (1775 - 1783)," c. 1952, photogravure by Robert A. Thom. From the series, "A History of Pharmacy in Pictures" presented by Park, Davis, & Company.

The text of the work reads, ""The first American Apothecary General was Bostonian Andrew Craigie, commissioned in 1777. Previously he had served Massachusett's Committee of Safety as Apothecary; took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill. He ably served American forces throughout the War of Independence." In this piece, Craigie administers medicine to a wounded man who lies before him and to his left.
Series Title: A History of Pharmacy in Pictures; George A. Bender, Editor.

Object History: This plaque belonged to Dr. H. L. Ernest of Ellis & Ernest Drug Store, on the corner of 15th and Cumberland Avenue in Knoxville, TN. The drug store was established in 1926 and was one of four stores located in Knoxville*: The University of Tennessee bought the property in 1969 and the store was torn down. A monument now marks its location (see Accession File).

Title America's First Apothecary General (1775 - 1783)
Date c. 1952
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Thom, Robert A.
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique photogravure
Dimensions H-19.62 W-23.25 inches
Place of Origin US
Subjects Andrew Craigie