8 Apothecary Label Images
Today we have a wonderful collection of Vintage apothecary labels! While these old labels had a functional purpose originally… I think they are really beautiful, as many utilitarian items were 100 years ago or more. They have lots of ornate details and lovely typography on them. They would look wonderful in a Junk Journal, or incorporated into a collage or mixed media project, but also could look great on Home Decor items like Coasters or Kitchen towels. I’m sure you guys will come up with some unique ways to use these in your creative projects.
Apothecary Beauty Labels
This lovely Apothecary Label image comes from a rare antique Pharmacy Label catalog. We see here a Cold Cream label for “Rose Cold Cream.” There is such beautiful typography on this one! Aged to perfection, the circular label has the most wonderful creamy background and deep blue typography. It reminds me of Blue Willow china.
I love these round labels! Here is another wonderful antique Pharmacy/Apothecary label. This one is also for the beauty product “Rose Cold Cream.“ I think the shell motif on the frame/border is especially pretty. I hope you like it too! This one actually has two frames. Either or both would be fun to use on the lid of something!
This one was scanned from a gorgeous antique Pharmacy Label Sample book in my collection! There isn’t a date on this one, but my best guess would be 1880’s – 1890’s. Anyway, this is a gorgeous round Cold Cream label with really beautiful typography on it! I love that ‘Cold Cream’ is illuminated with scrolls and flourishes.
Antique Pharmacy Label
Here we have another fabulous Antique Pharmacy Label! I found this one in an Antique store; it was just loose and all by itself so I don’t have an exact date on it. Judging by the style of it, my best guess would be around the 1880’s. I love that it’s round, and has several blank lines where you can write some text on it. That makes it especially useful to use as a label for so many things! This one comes from a Chicago Pharmacy or Druggist/Chemist as noted on the label.
Apothecary Label Transfer Images
Click HERE for the Full Size Printable PDF of the Apothecary Label Image Transfer
(This one is suitable for printing directly on fabric, for decoupage etc.)
as in Iron on transfers, Citra Solv transfers etc)
The amazing image pictured above comes from an old French Pharmacy (or Pharmacie in French) document! It has some beautiful typography along with a lovely wreath and shield. This would look fab on Linen or Burlap, and great for Flour Sack projects too! Of course you can use them for any of your DIY projects, like pillows, towels, signs, and table runners. It would be gorgeous on furniture pieces as well! The possibilities are endless so have fun with these!
Druggist Advertising Images
Featured above is a fun Antique Graphic from an old Pharmacy Catalog! Displayed are three glass beakers with a book tied to the largest and tallest one. The book is used as a frame to hold an ad for the druggist. I’ve included a second version without the writing for use as a Tag or Label. Such an interesting piece!