Typical Early 20th Century Soda Fountain

At the turn of the 20th Century, slews of druggists foisted all kinds of toxic concoctions on the American public. Carbonated brews for depression, melancholy, and impotence - even those for hangovers - were some of the "cure-alls" available at the typical corner soda counters...

Born January 6th 1824 in the city of Philadelphia, Alfred Bower Taylor began his pharmaceutical career at a very early age. During the early 1860s Taylor was a prolific promoter, issuing a large variety of storecards......