Posted 5 years ago
The photo is a real photo ( sepia), but I guess my lighting is off.
Size 5 1/2 X 4. cardboard mounted. Plain back.
I BOUGHT IT ON EBAY, and it came yesterday Reasonable price!
There is a poster on the window that might help identify the the year and location of this storefront photo. Maybe someone has ability to do that? I would guess the time is around 1900--give or tale some time--the men's hats are real old. The fire plug is vintage. Three men wear vests with watch chains.
The Proprietor of the store, is C.J WAKEFIELD, and the "CITY DRUG STORE" looks like quite a large place--so probably a big city...
It would be fun to know where?
Do you think the druggist himself wore the big, long apron? I know they prepared medicines by mixing them up way back when, he looks more like a butcher!
ENLARGE TO SEE---There are two hidden characters standing casually in the darkened door area behind, and left of the man on far left front. One of those men wears an old cowboy hat &looks like he wears Levis, with very worn knees and has jammed his hands in his pockets,and taken a wide stance. Do I see a GUN,right leg??(Security, Sheriff?) I guess that is all the photo clues I can pick up.