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Star Drug: 1946

Star Drug: 1946

Jan. 16, 1946. "Star Drug, business on Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, New York. Interior to rear. Jose A. Fernandez, client." Jergens Lotion, just 79 cents a (glass) bottle. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

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Check Out

"Check Out" the size of that cash register on the right.

Thank you Margaret Sanger

Completely hidden and never mentioned was standard practice in making rubber goods (condoms) or womb supporters (diaphragms) available, as it was illegal to distribute any form of contraceptive until 1965 when the Supreme Court struck down the Comstock Law of 1873.

[It was illegal in Connecticut, not New York. - Dave]

Back wall

Those bottles on the back wall suggest "potions" more than "drugs".

What's in those drawers

Those drawers behind the counter near the cash register held the condoms. Don't ask how I know -- I just do.

Different times.

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