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29 October, 2015

from 1968

During my recent visit, I visited a quiet historical town in Victoria - Chiltern. An old pharmacy caught my attention. The Pharmacy which is part of National Trust since 1988.

I took some photos in Dow's Pharmacy. I guess it was not uncommon that the pharmacy sold photographic equipment back then.

Kodak Verichrome Film

(More photo and store about Dow's Pharmacy follows...)

The story goes:
Built in 1859, and run as a pharmacy until 1968. Hilda and Roy Dow bought the business in 1929.
By 1960s, the gold boom was over... Once popular Chiltern which had population of 20,000 was simply dying.
In 1968, Mrs Hilda Dow simply locked up the pharmacy and never reopened it. Everything has been left as it was when she locked it up.

Unfortunately, no one wants to buy a Pharmacy in a dying town, Mrs Dow donated it to National Trust in 1988.
(Some dangerous chemicals were removed for safety reason.)

old cameras at Dows Pharmacy tonemapped

Posted by Antony on 29 October 2015 2:45 PM | photos
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At least two of those cameras are pre 1968, indeed, sometime in the 1950's! I remember pharmacies like that in my childhood and teen years. BTW, it was about time you posted something new!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 29 October 2015 6:20 PM.
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