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Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, IL

About 1950, pharmacist Chet Reid decided on a career change. He locked the door of his old, fully stocked drugstore in Clifton, IL, and became a banker. When Reid died in 1982, his wife, Blanche, unlocked the drugstore and found a veritable time capsule that included wood and glass fixtures dating back to the 1880s. Among the artifacts in the store was the Alka-Seltzer bottle shown here. Most of the pharmaceutical products were from the 1940s and 1950s. They strengthened NMAH's collections in infant formulas, vitamin products, bandages, contraceptives, aspirin products, and biologicals.

 

 



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