About

Apothecary Images Inc. of Oakville, Ontario, is pleased to introduce its dynamic collection of specialty photographic art images of pharmacy, dental and medical antiques, preserved from the 18th and 19th centuries. This most recent catalogue is proud to include: Images of Niagara Apothecary for pharmacists and pharmacy schools; a blood-letting series for hematologists and blood banks; art work depicting anatomical core-ball exercises for chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists; internationally renowned artist Barry McCarthy; and “Illustrations by Erin” series for the dental profession, hospitals and pediatric wards. Other images of pharmacy and medicine for pharmacists, physicians and specialists are also offered, framed or plaque-mounted.

Some images illustrate the use of antique medicines, naturopathic remedies, colorful elixirs and a wide array of professional tools. “They are artistic, historical images relating to the science of ‘apothecary’ and the health care field, in general”, says Founder Philip McCarthy.

McCarthy started collecting pharmacy and medical antiques 20 years ago with the help of pharmacists, friends and relatives involved in the pharmaceutical and medical professions. As he built up an inventory of rare items, he wanted to share his appreciation for the history of pharmacy and medicine with the very professionals in these fields. Things expanded rather rapidly to fill the gap in other health care fields.

“After receiving many compliments on my collection, I knew these items should be photographed and shared,” McCarthy explains, “and I sought out the best photographers to develop a series of high quality images. I subsequently felt the need to expand our offerings.”

The company currently offers a selection of over 170 prints ranging from 16 x 20 to 24 x 30 inches to any custom size. Colors, tones and contrasts remain crisp; so the images can be enlarged without compromising their quality. The images are sold framed complete with matting and glass or simply plaque-mounted.

Apothecary Image’s high quality products can be given as performance awards, graduation and retirement gifts or raffle prizes (golf tournaments and silent auctions) or simply used for display in hallways, offices or treatment/waiting/operatory rooms. Custom photography is also available. Take a step back in time with Apothecary Images Inc.