Cedar Key Daily Photo

Relocated to a quirky little island off the west coast of Florida and I'm in my element. Well, I'm a Pisces afterall. Surrounded by water and nature makes each day a gift. Our little town of 900 permanent residents is special, so visit here for photos and I'll share it with you.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Apothecary Jar

Since medieval days, hanging globes or tall, ornamental, jars filled with red or green solutions were used by apothecary shops as symbols.
Medical lore claims that a globe filled with red solution warned people and stage coaches of a plague or contagious epidemic. No driver stopped until the apothecary had switched to a green one.
This jar hangs in our Historical Museum on the island.


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