1909 Postcard of Gibson and Timberman's Drug Store — Alexandria, VA

Ken Lopez
Posted by Ken Lopez on Feb 5, 2021 9:15:38 AM

This building still exists at 824 King Street although you might never notice it or recognize it. My office was in the same block for 20 years, and I did not recognize this building when I went to go try to find a match for the postcard. I even frequent the shoe repair place as they are my favorite in town.

The City's website and historical markers describe Gibson and Timberman store as:

Charles Timberman operated a pharmacy with Richard Gibson, known as Gibson & Timberman at 824 King Street until 1904, when their partnership was dissolved. He then moved to Philadelphia to accept a position with a drug firm in that City. He died in 1917 and was buried in Alexandria.

So, who wore it better? 1909 or 2021?


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Topics: Alexandria, VA, Photograph, Pharmacy, Post Card, King Street, Gibson & Timberman, Places, Things

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