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Two men in pharmacy
Description: Posed photograph showing two men in the office of what appears to be a pharmacy. They look together at a page from a prescription pad, and on the shelves behind them are numerous compounds, tinctures, and medicine bottles. A majority of the bottles come from the Columbus Pharmacal Company, while others are produced by Parke E. Davis and Co. This photograph was taken by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing, ca. 1896-1912. Like most of Ewing's work, it was likely taken in southeastern Ohio or central West Virginia. Born in 1870 in Washington County, Ohio, near Marietta, Ewing most likely began his photography career in the 1890s. The 1910 US Census and a 1912-1913 directory list him as a photographer. A negative signed "Ewing Brothers" and a picture with his younger brother, Frank, indicate that Frank may have joined the business. After 1916, directories list Albert as a salesman. He died in 1934. The Ewing Collection consists of 5,055 glass plate negatives, each individually housed and numbered. Additionally, the collection includes approximately 450 modern contact prints made from the glass plate negatives. Subjects include infants and young children, elderly people, families, school and religious groups, animals and rural scenes. In 1982, the Ohio Historical Society received the collection, still housed in the original dry plate negative boxes purchased by Albert J. Ewing. A selection of the original glass plate negatives were exhibited for the first time in 2013 at the Ohio Historical Center. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV71_B10A_F591
Subjects: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Portrait photography--United States--History; Medicine--History; Employees;
Places: Ohio; West Virginia