Finding Aid for the Don's Drugs Collection of Advertising and Product Display Photographs Biomed.0361

Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 November 5.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

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.

Conditions Governing Access

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)