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
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.
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UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7125568
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)