Friday, January 28, 2011
Upjohn Pharmacy Display
From the Disney publicity machine comes this interior shot of the Upjohn Pharmacy on Main Street U.S.A., circa 1950’s:
Youthful visitors to Disneyland are intrigued by a weird array of symbols—part of a new exhibit created by The Upjohn Company to trace the course of pharmaceutical history through the ages. The pharmacist’s familiar “Rx” (left), shown in its original form, was a medieval symbol meaning “to take.” It inaugurated the use of minerals in medical practice. Other symbols designated earth substances believed to possess curative powers.
These May 1958 photos show the exterior of The Upjohn Pharmacy:
And the same area today, now called the Fortuosity Shop:
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