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Posted 11/30/2022   10:51 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Unfortunately the strike is fairly weak, but it's not a cancel I've ever seen before. Inquiry to the usual revenue experts has come up empty, so time to engage in "crowdsleuthing".

It appears that there were a number of pharmacies on Madison St. in Chicago in the mid-to-late 19th century, but I'm not coming up with anything associated with "Williams" on Madison St. There's an 1877 directory of Illinois Homeopathic Pharmacies that comes up with nothing, and an 1870 Chicago city directory doesn't come up with anything with 40 in the address either.

My attempt at the cancel text:

Williams
Homeopathic Pharmacy
240 W. Madison St.
Chicago

Can anyone help with the attribution or perhaps a better strike?



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Posted 11/30/2022   11:15 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have you tried searching newspapers.com? (My subscription is not currently active so I can't search right now.) I would think it a good chance since advertising in newspapers is a good source of this kind of info.
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Posted 11/30/2022   11:27 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
$150/year is too much for as infrequently as I would use the service. Yeah, I could do repeated 7-day free trials using throwaway email addresses and virtual credit card numbers, but that's too much hassle for me.

Kinda like Worthpoint. Eminently useful... in very isolated or sporadic cases, but far too expensive unless your livelihood depends on it.
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Posted 11/30/2022   11:43 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does the APS/APRL have a subscription to newspapers.com?
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Posted 11/30/2022   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The top word is EBONY perhaps?
Hmm could be FROM
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Edited by rod222 - 11/30/2022 6:21 pm
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Posted 11/30/2022   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's for Williams Pharmacy in Chicago. Not quite sure of all of it yet.
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Posted 11/30/2022   6:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see you posted that.
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His full name was Williams Theodore W. druggist, @ 240 W. Madison


According to this from 1870:
http://chicagoancestors.org/sites/d...ds/1870w.pdf P21

Williams, T.D physician @ 240 W. Madison r. same.

http://chicagoancestors.org/sites/d...business.pdf P62



I think he moved by 1880 to 58 State http://chicagoancestors.org/sites/d...ds/1880w.pdf h89
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Confirmation of rismoney's findings, though one of the listings has a different middle initial. These are from 1869, 1870, and 1871.
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Posted 11/30/2022   7:12 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys!
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