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Owl Drug: 1935

Owl Drug: 1935

June 1, 1935. "San Francisco. Union Square at Geary and Stockton." Where businesses vying for your trade include Owl Drug, Stubo Furs and Ann DeBritz's "School of Fashionable Dressmaking." 8x10 acetate negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.


It's Cold and It's Damp

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."

-- Apocryphally attributed to Mark Twain.


They don't seem dressed for June weather.

[Obviously you've never lived in San Francisco! - Dave]

Uncle Frank

Way up on the 16th floor of the Whittell Building, the one disappearing skyward center right, my Uncle Frank is working in his lapidary shop. It's the tall brown one in the street view below.

Foster & Orear

Neighbors? Still there.

The Owl and the Pestle

Owl Drug Company, founded in San Francisco in the late 19th century, was something of a California institution. Among other things, it manufactured its own medicine bottles, which enjoy considerable popularity among collectors of such things.

Safety First

I see a return of the Eclipse Streetcar Fender. With all the pedestrian traffic visible here, I can see why they were popular in the day.

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