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Buchu Buttons: 1921

Buchu Buttons: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store warehouse." An interesting history of this retail chain here. National Photo Co. View full size.

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Peoples Building

Here's a much later shot of the (expanded) structure before its remodeling into the 'Peoples Building' at 64 New York Ave NE.

Warehouse whereabouts

Perhaps I missed this, but the warehouse whereabouts were getting to me.

That "sporty looking little roadster"

I believe that's an after-market roadster body on a Ford Model T chassis...

Modified Car?

About to post the same question as nowhine, the top looks like a home built project, so the turtle deck might be home built as well.

Maybe someone can ID the cowl & windshield shape.

By the Caseload.

Where did I get the drugs Officer?. They fell off the back of a truck.

In Case of Emergency

Pushu the Buchu Button!

Sporty Little Car

That is a sporty looking little roadster parked next to the truck. Can any one ID it?

A world of hurt

if anyone really intends to ride a bike with a seat adjusted at such an angle.

Things Go Better With

Buchu Buttons or perhaps EZ Tablets?

Gout got your Goat?


Family: Rutaceae
Genus and species: Barosma betulina, B. crenulata, B. serratifolia
Also known as: Bookoo, buku, bucky, bucco
Medicinal Parts: Leaves
Properties and Uses: Most often used as a diuretic.


It looks to me like the signs for EZ Tablets and Buchu Buttons were not quite finished when this photo was taken. We can tel by the sign that EZ tablets aided with constipation, But what did Buchu Buttons help with? A little research shows that they were taken for kidney problems...and were available by the tin for 50 cents, at Peoples Drug stores (Now CVS)

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