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Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas

Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas
Date: 1948-1949
This photograph shows a view of businesses along Commercial Street looking north in Emporia, Kansas. A sign for the Morris Drug Store is partially visible behind a street lamp on the left side of the picture. A sign for another drug store is partially visible far in the background on the left side. Businesses visible in the picture include Jones Hardware, Foodtown Super Market, Western Auto Associate Store, Pabst Billiards, The Palace Clothing Company, Winter Furniture, Newman's Department Store, Citizens National Bank, J. C. Penney, the Mitway Hotel, Ireland's Shoe Shop, V. D. Milner Insurance, Diltz Service, Towner Home and Auto Supply, Roberts Luggage and Shoe Repairing, and the Good Eats Café. Many automobiles are visible along the street.


Dick Brothers Drug Store, Lawrence, Kansas

Dick Brothers Drug Store, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1913
This photograph shows an exterior view of Dick Brothers Drug Store located at 847 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas. The sign painted on the side of the building shows the traditional mortar and pestle pharmacy symbol. Other signs advertise paints and oils, Chancellor cigars, toilet articles, and soda. The building behind the drug store appears to be the YMCA. (The original negative of this photograph was damaged, causing the loss of the image on the bottom of the photograph.)


Linn Pharmacy and Drug Store, Linn Kansas

Linn Pharmacy and Drug Store, Linn Kansas
Date: 1917-1925
These four photographs show an exterior and three interior views of the Linn Pharmacy and Drug Store in Linn, Kansas. The first photograph shows an exterior view of the building, with a large sign reading, "Drugs" on the front of the store. There appear to be two men partially visible through the front window of the store on the left side of the picture. The signs below the windows appear to be advertisements for Coca-Cola. The second photograph shows an interior view of the store with shelves filled with bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies in the background, and display cases filled with items for sale in front of them. Some tables and chairs are visible in the right foreground of the picture. Items in the display cases on the left of the picture include fly paper, a "Nite Lite," displays for "Snapit Switch Plug Cord Set," and "Snapit Electrical Necessities." A display offering a "Soap Sale" is visible near the middle of the picture. Above the doorway in the right background is a sign advertising Ex-Lax. Visible in the upper right part of the picture is a framed document that appears to be a diploma or certificate with the word "Nebraska" visible on the top of it. The third photograph shows another interior view of the store with items for sale on display. The advertising poster on the lower left side of the picture reads "A hen lays only as well as she feels," and advertises "Pan-A-Min." Displays advertising "Soap Sale" are visible on the right. The fourth photograph shows an earlier interior view with a man identified as Clarence Johnson visible sitting in a chair. Signs near the floor behind him advertise "Chloraide." On the wall in the background are several framed documents that appear to be diplomas or certificates. One has the word "Nebraska" visible on the top line, and two others have "Kansas" visible on the top line. Display cases are visible on the left side of the picture, and tables and chairs are visible on the right.


Linn Pharmacy and Drug Store, Linn, Kansas

Linn Pharmacy and Drug Store, Linn, Kansas
Date: 1918-1925
These five photographs show an exterior view and interior views of the Linn Pharmacy and Drug store in Linn, Kansas. The first photograph shows an exterior view of a building with a sign reading, "Algie's," and two men standing in front of the building. The building is identified as containing a pharmacy on the left and a doctor's office on the right. The men are identified as Clarence Johnson on the right, and Franklin Johnson on the left. The small sign on the left window reads, "Rats, kill them with Hobson's Rat and Roach Paste." The second photograph shows an interior view of the Linn Pharmacy, with Franklin Johnson standing on the left and Clarence Johnson Standing on the right. Shelves in the background are filled with bottles of chemicals and pharmacy supplies. A sign visible in the upper left part of the picture reads, "The Premo Camera, for satisfaction." A cash register is visible on the right side of the picture. The third photograph is another interior view of the Linn Pharmacy, showing various items on the shelves in the background, and tables and chairs in the right foreground of the picture. The fourth photograph shows a different interior view of the Linn Pharmacy, showing various items for sale in the display cases and on the shelves. The display visible in the right foreground of the picture advertises "Soap Sale, 2 for 11 cents, Colgate white perfumed soaps, 12 floral odors." Tables and chairs are also visible on the left side of the picture. The fifth photograph shows display cases and shelves with items for sale in the Linn Pharmacy. The signs visible in the upper left part of the picture read, "Headquarters for school supplies," and below that, "Refresh yourself, drink Coca-Cola." Items in the display case in the left foreground include Iodent toothpaste and Palmolive Shave Cream.


Red X Pharmacy, Emporia, Kansas

Red X Pharmacy, Emporia, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1949
This photograph shows an interior view of the Red X Pharmacy owned by Joseph J. Kowalski and located at 624 Commercial Street in Emporia, Kansas. Seven people are visible in the picture. They are identified (from left to right) as: Antone Kowalski, unidentified, Leonard Crabtree, C. E. Frost, Ann Van Cleve, unidentified, and Collins Mendell. Display cases and shelves filled with items are visible along both sides of the store. A sign visible on the left side of the picture advertises a cigarette rolling kit. A display on the right side advertises gifts and Parker pens. A display of various national flags on the upper back wall of the store is partially visible behind the light fixtures.


Snowden-Mize Drug Company trade letter, Atchison, Kansas

Snowden-Mize Drug Company trade letter, Atchison, Kansas
Date: April 9, 1931
This trade letter is one example of those distributed by the Snowden-Mize Drug Company in Atchison, Kansas. It appears to be a wholesale price list for retail drug stores to order supplies from. The products on the list suggest the manner in which drug stores were also convenience stores selling many items besides medical products. Items on the list include pencils, erasers, ginger ale, chocolates, photographic film, toothbrushes, soda fountain glassware, fountain pen ink, baby food, pharmaceutical chemicals, prescription bottles, flashlight batteries, antiseptic, shaving cream, and golf equipment.


Street Scene, Kansas City, Kansas

Street Scene, Kansas City, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This photograph shows an exterior view of the Boettge Pharmacy located at 7th Street and Quindaro Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. Other businesses visible include a furniture company and The Mainliner, which appears to be a convenience store. Two trucks and several automobiles are also visible in the picture.


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