M. Sinclair Jacobs photographs
Scope and Content
This collection contains seven black and white and sepia photographic prints of Jacobs' Pharmacy on Peachtree and Marietta Streets in the Five Points district of Atlanta. Included are prints of the interior and exterior of the building.
- Approximately 1886-1934
- Jacobs, M. Sinclair (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Dr. Joseph Jacobs (1859-1929) was an influential Atlanta pharmacist and entrepreneur. Jacobs was raised in Jefferson, Georgia, but his family later moved to Athens where at the age of 13, Jacobs began an apprenticeship with Dr. Crawford Long (1815-1878) in the Long and Billups Pharmacy. Encouraged by Dr. Long to continue his studies, Jacobs enrolled in chemistry courses at the University of Georgia and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduation he established his own pharmaceutical business in Athens in 1879 called Jacobs Drug Company, a drug merchandising business that expanded into 16 stores. The Atlanta pharmacy was located at the Five Points section of downtown Atlanta and was the first drug store to serve Coca-Cola by the glass at its profitable soda fountain. Jacobs also introduced the "cut-rate" plan of merchandising (i.e., selling merchandise for pennies less than suggested retail prices). Dr. Jacobs had a son, Sinclair Sartorius Jacobs, who joined his father's company in 1909 and became president in 1929. Biographical information about M. Sinclair Jacobs has not been determined.
7 image(s) (seven black and white photographic prints)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was previously catalogued as JAC.
This collection was processed in 2019.
- M. Sinclair Jacobs photographs of Jacobs Pharmacy
- Kate Daly
- October 2019
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- Finding aid is written in English.