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Don's Drugs collection of advertising and product display photographs
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Don's Drugs collection of advertising and product display photographs
    Creator: Don's Drugs (Modesto, Calif.)
    Source: Selvaggio, Marc (Bookseller)
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0361
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1946
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7125568 

    Scope and Contents

    A small collection of photographs and printed items document Don's Drugs, a small business at the corner of 16th and Jay Streets, in Modesto, California, from 1938-1946. The collection includes: a black-paper photoalbum, in black wrappers titled "Photographs", with 18 mounted black and white snapshots; a bank commercial deposits ledger (1938-1940); applications and business license registrations (1944-1946); a photograph of a woman preparing a window advertising display (1944, dated according to the current magazines on display); and an undated street view RPPC (real photo postcard; addressed and stamped but uncanceled) of the business. The photoalbum includes interior views of the pharmacy counters, window advertising displays, and one photograph of a man--Don, presumably--standing in the entrance doorway. The photoalbum is dated to May 1938 based on the issue of "Pictorial Review" magazine shown in a display rack.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Selvaggio, Marc (Bookseller)