Cannabis Herb Apothecaries

Cannabis, the generic term for the dried flowers of the Cannabis plant, is commonly used in ancient folk remedies from many cultures. Cannabis remained one of the top half dozen compounding herbs until its U.S. prohibition in 1937. These compounded medicines were measured, reproducible blends of naturally occurring plants, or parts of those plants. Folk remedies are often the foundation of modern medicine that are developed and refined over many centuries. Dr. William O’Shaughnessy (1809-1889) first introduced the use of Cannabis to modern Western medicine after studying its use in India. Cannabis is used internally for menstrual pain, headaches, arthritis, as a soporific, an agent that induces sleep, and in scores of other compounded medicines. External use included corn cures, liniments, poultices, balms and salves—and prized for its deep-green color for dyes. Herbal Cannabis was also used for making tinctures and infusions. It was considered inexpensive and was often a good daft, or filler, in other products. Cannabis was mixed with smoking tobacco for centuries. In the early twentieth century, Cannabis americana was available in every corner drugstore, and was often cheaper than tobacco. The Parke-Davis Co. 1910 catalog lists Cannabis americana at a cost of $1.65 a pound, which was prepackaged in one-ounce bags. Cannabis, mid nineteenth century flint glass mouth blown bottle. The cove shouldered glass bottle has a pontil scar that was likely made in a wooden mold. The one-piece stopper is ground to provide an airtight fit to the elegant neck and stopper. An applied glass label dates to the middle 1800’s. Left to Right: Cannabis, large, salt-necked jar at the left, a mouth blown flint glass, was made with a one-piece mold, most likely wooden, and measures 14" tall. The pontil scar is even and smooth, and the stopper was blown in a two-piece mold. This bottle, a counter standard, was in use for almost a century. Cannabis, deep-blue bottle, 11" tall, with a polished flat top and a ground stopper made in a two-piece mold. The pontil scar appears to have been ground out. These deep-blue bottles, which were created by adding cobalt oxide to the glass mix, were expensive to make, but were very popular until the 1940’s. This bottle dates to the early 1880’s. An arched label, gold leafed with a red side and bottom band, is hand lettered and painted in a flat black, which was a typical characteristic of a shop painted sign. Cannabis, flint glass bottle, 12 1/2" tall, has a tight fitting mushroom-patterned stopper that was ground to fit the salt neck. The label, a simple hand printed gold banner, is in a standard sign script. Cannabis, brown glass bottle, 10" tall, was created by adding sulfide of copper and sulfide of sodium to the glass mix. It has a salt neck and a tight mushroom-patterned stopper. The recessed glass label, red with a gold band, has its base embossed with W.T. Co. U.S.A. The bottle was made sometime between 1890 and 1903.

Image at left is available in any one of the product types listed below. Images are faithfully reproduced at high resolution without watermarks.


12 x 18 Chroma print

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The smooth satin finish recalls the porcelain signs of the early twentieth century. Light and durable, the fade resistant images should last for generations. They are an excellent choice for high traffic, public areas. Easy to maintain, they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and a hidden back support and attached wire, make hanging simple. With no need for mats or glazing, the sturdy metal seems to float an inch off the wall. These aluminum prints are available in 12” x 18” and 20” x 30” inch formats.

Unit Price: $137.50

20 x 30 Chroma print

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The smooth satin finish recalls the porcelain signs of the early twentieth century. Light and durable, the fade resistant images should last for generations. They are an excellent choice for high traffic, public areas. Easy to maintain, they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and a hidden back support and attached wire, make hanging simple. With no need for mats or glazing, the sturdy metal seems to float an inch off the wall. These aluminum prints are available in 12” x 18” and 20” x 30” inch formats.

Unit Price: $279.50

12 x 18 Fine Art Print Only

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Our fine art digital prints are produced to museum quality specifications. All printing is done on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag cotton fiber paper.

Unit Price: $49.50

Framed Print - 12 x 18 image in a 16 x 22 maple finish frame

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Our hand finished picture frames are available in two natural hardwoods, ½” wide and 1 ⅜” tall. The frames are certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification ensures that wood products come from well managed and harvested forests that provide lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. The American natural maple contemporary profile has minimal but durable finish that allows the wood's natural beauty to show through.

Unit Price: $219.50

Framed Print - 12 x 18 image in a 16 x 22 dark brown finish frame

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Our hand finished picture frames are available in two natural hardwoods, ½” wide and 1 ⅜” tall. The frames are certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification ensures that wood products come from well managed and harvested forests that provide lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. A richly finished burnt brown hardwood moulding that marries old world charm with modern elegance. The moulding finish is inspired by the medieval town of Cognac in France and is the definition of refinement and design complementing any environment.

Unit Price: $219.50

12 x 18 Art Block - Natural

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Art Blocks are produced from the same high resolution image as our other prints, but mounted to a durable substrate. The optically clear surface lamination means no glass or acrylic to be concerned with. The FSC oak picture frame holds the image two inches off the wall for a dramatic presentation. The small (8” x 12”) or large (12” x 18”) images are excellent for group assemblies, and are favorites for museum visitors. The Art Block offers an affordable modern look with a choice of two sizes.

Unit Price: $105.50

8 x 12 Art Block - Natural

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Art Blocks are produced from the same high resolution image as our other prints, but mounted to a durable substrate. The optically clear surface lamination means no glass or acrylic to be concerned with. The FSC oak picture frame holds the image two inches off the wall for a dramatic presentation. The small (8” x 12”) or large (12”x16”) images are excellent for group assemblies, and are favorites for museum visitors. The Art Block offers an affordable modern look with a choice of two sizes.

Unit Price: $85.50