Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hy-lily, hy-lily, hy-lo

Matt at Scrubbles found this awesome Flickr set of great, clear photos of a 1970s SoCal Hy-Lo Drugstore.

What a trip down memory lane: I love the old-fashioned labels, like the Tide boxes (no plastic jugs then) and the cleaner Crest labels. Don't miss the ENORMOUS BOXES of feminine hygiene products.

Sometimes I just can't believe that I don't get even one day, even one hour, to go back in time, a la Emily in "Our Town."

7 comments:

Anita Rowland said...

Gael, I know you like the retro stuff. Do you know Mister toast?

In addition to his own characters, he posts from his collection of old ads, labels, posters, etc. also from his flickr stream.

Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

If you go back in the Flickr stream you eventually get to
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/inkvision/543588620/in/photostream/]
FRECKLE CREAM![/url]

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and all the Massengill douches...

Shannon said...

For some reason it was the shampoo aisle photo that had me grinning. So many of those are gone but not forgotten! I was trying to see if that beer shampoo (what was it called?) was in that photo--if only I could get more of a close-up!

Oriole said...

"Body on Tap" was the beer shampoo.

Anonymous said...

What *is* all that stuff in the cooter aisle??

designdroid said...

If you like vintage advertising to women (especially for feminine hygiene products and the like) check out the "Her Secret Past: So Dainty, Perky and Fresh" group on Flickr.

Plenty of hilarious and jaw-dropping submissions, there. --Paula Wirth