Title: Bee Dee Stock Medicine Company St. Elmo Avenue, 1920

Catalog Number: 2018.014.0001

Date (Years): 1921


Two men stand on St. Elmo Avenue in front of a delivery truck, each holding the end of a string of fish. One man is wearing a flat Jeff cap, a short sleeve shirt, pants with leather gaiters, and leather boots. The other man is wearing a striped button-down shirt with his sleeves rolled to his elbow, dark pants, and leather shoes. In the background is the Bee Dee Stock Medicine Company.

A building in the background has a large advertisement for Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum and a small ad for the St. Elmo Garage painted on its side. Wooden telephone poles dot St. Elmo Avenue and two cars are parked along the street. In the middle ground, a man is walking with his back towards the photographer in front of a small wooden building and fence.

More information about the Bee Dee Stock Medicine Company in St. Elmo can be found here, http://www.chattanoogan.com/2006/12/17/98458/What-Did-That-Building-Used-to-Be–.aspx.

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