Yesterday: Spencer's Cooke Pharmacy
Jack Cooke of Salisbury provided these photographs of his father’s drugstore in Spencer, the H.M. Cooke Pharmacy, from the early 20th century. Henry Maddrey Cooke’s pharmacy was located in a building that still survives on Fifth Street in Spencer. The pharmacy was in business for about 48 years. Jack Cooke worked in the drugstore for his father while he was in high school in the 1940s. One of the photographs shows a matchbook cover and H.M. Cooke Pharmacy coins, which were redeemable at the drugstore for a 5-cent drink or cigar. Jack Cooke also has a 1904 copy of his father’s annual renewal license from the N.C. Board of Pharmacy.
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