Full article: https://www.6sqft.com/where-i-work-inside-c-o-bigelow-apothecaries-in-the-village-the-oldest-pharmacy-in-the-country/
"C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries was established in 1838. It is the oldest apothecary in America. The apothecary is in fact so old that it once sold leeches and opium as remedies. According to legend, the chemists at Bigelow even created a salve for Thomas Edison to treat his burned fingers when he was first developing the light bulb."
C.O. Bigelow is a generous sponsor of "Capturing Faces & Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts."
“Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” is a photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores in the borough of Manhattan and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities.
The work-shop culminates in an exhibition of each participant’s work at Underground Gallery at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village from August 1 – October 1, 2018
Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center.