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These four photographs show interior views of the Miller Drug Store in Topeka, Kansas. The first photograph is identified as being in a wooden building at 6th and Topeka streets which was the first store while their brick store was being built. A man is visible standing behind a soda fountain counter. Various display cases and shelves filled with items are visible in the background. The second photograph shows a different interior view with display cases along the left side and a long soda fountain counter along the right side. A man is standing by the cases on the left, another man is behind the counter on the right, and a man who appears to be a customer is seated at a table in the middle. Bottles filled with chemicals and pharmacy supplies are visible on the shelves on the right, and signs in the background advertise cigars. The third photograph shows an interior view similar to the right side of the second photograph. More of the soda fountain and the shelves, mirror, and decorative woodwork behind it are visible. Two men are standing behind the counter. Pharmacy bottles on the shelves in the background are also visible. The fourth photograph shows an interior view similar to the left side of the second photograph. Display cases and shelves behind them are visible along the wall of the store. Some of the display cases appear to contain perfumes, hand mirrors, and other toiletry items.
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
Item Number: 213939
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.73 M.Mil *4-7
Holding Institution: Mrs. Frank Miller, 1963.
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Commerce
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Health/Medicine
Built Environment - Function - Commerce/Trade - Business
Business and Industry - Health care - Pharmacies
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Pharmacists
Business and Industry - Retail - Drugstores
Business and Industry - Retail - Drugstores - Soda fountain
Business and Industry - Retail - Tobacco - Cigars
Business and Industry - Services - Food and drink - Soda fountain
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1900s
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Progressive Era, 1900-1916
Thematic Time Period - Industrialization and the National Economy, 1870-1920
Type of Material - Photographs