Early 20th century postcard showing a view of the interior of a well stocked drug store, with soda fountain and ice cream counter set for customers. Interior loaded with period advertising, including just a hint of a Coca Cola banner in the upper left corner. Golden Age postcard, divided back, no border, not mailed. Location identified in red printed on the upper right:
"Busjahn and Scneider - 308 - 4th Street, Logansport, Ind."
Handwritten message on the reverse side inviting reader to visit the store with their family also mentions the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 : "We wish to say that our line of drugs are guaranteed under the Pure Food Law, meaning they are 'Pure' and worthy of your consideration." This line helps date the card between 1906 and 1914, when postcard formats changed due to the onset of World War I hostilities in Europe, where many better postcards were previously printed.
5 3/8 by 3 3/8 inches. Very good condition with a light crease on the right side, chipped corner points and a tiny area of chipping at center of top edge.
Uncommon antiques for the investor and choice collectibles for the clever collector.
COLLECTION: A time machine on a shelf; a museum in the kitchen. Reach out to touch the memory of sweet childhood laughter.