Among the not-to-miss pieces is the collection of pharmacy bottles from local stores such as Burgheim's Pharmacy. An estimated 100,000 or more brands of patent medicines were available between 1860 and 1900, usually medical compounds with exotic ingredients and exaggerated claims for cures. Most Houston pharmacies made their own compounds to sell utilizing proprietary druggists' bottles embossed with the name of the druggist or store, and sometimes a graphic feature. It's a little-known but fascinating bit of Houston history.
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