VPotD: Beatnik Pharmacist

I’m going to liven up this week with another vintage photograph from the stack.  Yes, it’s Beatnik Pharmacist!

beatnik pharmacistI can’t say for sure if this man was a beatnik.  I also don’t know if he was a real pharmacist.  All I know is he’s got funny sideburns, a sharp sweater, and is standing in front of a door that’s advertising these two things:

bromo quininepuretest aspirin

I’m going to completely ignore the fact that the sign above the laxatives says, “SEE THESE RAVING BEAUTIES”.  I’m not at all sure what to make of that part.

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13 Responses to VPotD: Beatnik Pharmacist

  1. Paul Thie says:

    over-the-rhine fixie pumper

  2. homebody says:

    He looks oddly familiar.

  3. homebody says:

    I know … somehow he reminds me of my old officemate Dan … not so much his actual features as the facial expression and posture. I can imagine Dan dressed in this costume (including fake beard) assuming exactly this pose with great glee. And Dan would totally have had a “SEE THESE RAVING BEAUTIES” poster.

  4. homebody says:

    The latter … and I can’t remember who the former was.

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