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The Drugstore: 1924

The Drugstore: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Cathedral Mansions drug store." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Squibb

The Squibb company has a long history of promoting pure medicine, but I did not think to look them up before seeing them here. Part of Bristol Myers since 1989.

http://newsroom.bms.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=4388

Just wondering

if they kept the leeches in a special drawer.

Sit a spell

Those chairs look very uncomfortable. From the slatless backs to the almost-triangular seats, I think they were designed so customers wouldn't spend too much time hanging out there. They fit perfectly under the tables, but I bet they don't fit the human anatomy quite so well.

Tootsie Rolls!

From Tootsie Industries web site:

"The long-lasting, delightfully chewable candy—the number one-selling chewy chocolate candy in America—has been made with the same recipe since 1896, when Leo Hirshfield, an Austrian immigrant, opened a small candy shop in New York City, producing the first individually wrapped penny candy from a recipe he brought from Europe.

Leo’s recipe required the incorporation of the previous day’s Tootsie Rolls into each newly cooked confection, a graining process that Tootsie continues to this day. As such, there’s (theoretically) a bit of Leo’s very first Tootsie Roll in every one of the sixty four million Tootsie Rolls that Tootsie produces each day."

 
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