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monbla256

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PostSubject: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:37 pm

Can you imagine a drugstore chain doing marketing for tobacco stuff like this today Twisted Evil 

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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:34 pm

Very cool pic!
The pipes in that rack look big!
I tend to think of old timey pipes as being kind of smallish.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:39 pm

[quote="monbla256"]Can you imagine a drugstore chain doing marketing for tobacco stuff like this today Twisted Evil [quote]

Yes, but I have a vivid imagination.

Great photo, I could spend some time there.

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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:41 pm

Nice! That's a better spread than many pipe stores have these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:33 am

Love those old photos Monbla. I have quite a few of those old empty antique tins from way back when. That place is like a candy store for adults.cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:43 am

The area with the tinware is interesting. The far left one looks like Prince Albert but the one front and center that is a lunch box too is "Salsation Turkish Tobacco" Looks like premiums of a bygone era. I remember a laundry soap in our store that came with dishes. Another included a dish towel. Wrigley gum actually started as a premium given with their baking soda.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:42 am

The pipes only look big because they're closer to the camera.

Visualise the size of one of the guys' hands & have him reach round and hold one. They're pretty small.

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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:17 am

On top of the cabinet the Sensation Cut Plug tin comes in a large "lunch box tin" with handles. It was actually used as such by people after the tobacco was consumed. I can only imagine the added cost added to tobacco if those tins were still made today.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:45 am

Great picture. Drug stores should look that way today. Not sure but it seems like a lot of the drugs they advertise in their stores today are as dangerous as tobacco. Go figure...

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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:19 am

Goodness me, are those tins of tobacco on the top there? Great photo share. cheers 
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PostSubject: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:25 pm

That was when customer service was not just a slogan.  Anyone notice the box cameras in the display case in the lower left side of the picture...I think my father had one of those.....memories.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:44 pm

pepesdad1 wrote:
That was when customer service was not just a slogan.  Anyone notice the box cameras in the display case in the lower left side of the picture...I think my father had one of those.....memories.

My grandfather smoked those Fatima cigarettes and I remember the tin boxes of 100 he bought which he stored stuff in down in his basement when I was a kid. I have the Ansco folding camera which was like the one in the case that he used all through the 20's and 30's as well Twisted Evil  If I could get 620 roll film still I could take pics with it as the bellows and shutter's still all good Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:23 pm

"I have the Ansco folding camera which was like the one in the case"  

Ansco...that was the name....it all comes back to me now.  The were great cameras for the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:15 pm

Makes you wish they had a time machine, could go back walk into the store smoking and browse the products and not a person would bat an eye.Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:57 pm

What a wonderful picture. A time machine would be great, just wander in, light up your pipe and have a little chat while perusing all of the goods.

Any idea where that picture was taken?
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:19 pm

riff raff wrote:
What a wonderful picture.  A time machine would be great, just wander in, light up your pipe and have a little chat while perusing all of the goods.  

Any idea where that picture was taken?

I found it on the Shorpy photo site. They say it was taken at the :

"Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, 7th and K Streets." Expert advice given on pipes, cigars, flashlights and cameras"
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:24 pm

Wow, I go into DC occasionally. I wonder what is at 7the & Know?.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:53 pm

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Wow, I go into DC occasionally. I wonder what is at 7the & Know?.
Sounds like it's time for a road trip and you can take some photos and report back to the Bro's Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:24 pm

I agree!! I wish I grew up in that era. Awesome pic!
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:55 pm

With magic of Google maps, street view, you can see for yourself! Sadly, nothing to see here, just some modern buildings....across from Vernon Park, which is also near the new convention center I believe.

https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=7th+%26+k+street,+washington+dc&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89b7b7927ff8eead:0x68c790a8113006f5,K+St+NW+%26+7th+St+NW,+Washington,+DC+20001&gl=us&ei=sAL7UaPROq3l4AOs6YHoCQ&ved=0CC0Q8gEwAA
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:16 pm

riff raff wrote:
With magic of Google maps, street view, you can see for yourself!  Sadly, nothing to see here, just some modern buildings....across from Vernon Park, which is also near the new convention center I believe.

https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=7th+%26+k+street,+washington+dc&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89b7b7927ff8eead:0x68c790a8113006f5,K+St+NW+%26+7th+St+NW,+Washington,+DC+20001&gl=us&ei=sAL7UaPROq3l4AOs6YHoCQ&ved=0CC0Q8gEwAA

I'll bet that pink building with the angled corner entrance was it. The one with the "Bb" over the doorway. Architecturaly, it looks to have a veneer of pink stone applied over the years as the Peoples Drugstore chain used to like to have their stores with two streets view of their store windows. Take a road trip and check it out Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:47 pm

Yep, they did and still do love corner locations.
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:19 pm

Wonderful picture, Mon. Very Happy

Desktop background material, right there.

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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:25 pm

Agreed, great photo. Just think what you could do with that time machine and a few worn silver dollars!
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PostSubject: Re: Drugstore tobaccos in 1921   Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:55 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Can you imagine a drugstore chain doing marketing for tobacco stuff like this today

Or a cashier at Walgreens or CVS wearing a smart three-piece suit, like the gents behind the counter here.
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