A wealth of old trea­sures

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

WHO is the young woman in this pho­to­graph?

This is just one of many old un­named pho­tos that are held at the Tay­lor St His­tor­i­cal Vil­lage.

Hope­fully some­one may recog­nise her, sit­ting in the side­car of an In­dian mo­tor­cy­cle, prob­a­bly one of the pop­u­lar In­dian Pow­er­plus mod­els.

By her dress, it seems the photo was pos­si­bly taken in the 1920s.

The Old Phar­macy also holds many trea­sures, in­clud­ing hand­writ­ten note­books con­tain­ing the for­mer phar­ma­cist’s own recipes.

Noel Gay­don’s note­book con­tains such recipes, in­clud­ing “Blis­ters” (horse), made up of a mix­ture of cor­ton, cas­sia, olive oil and an­other il­leg­i­ble in­gre­di­ent; “Corn paint”, with acid sal­i­cylic, col­lod, flex and al­co­hol; and “hair re­storer”, made up of glyc­erin, per­fume and sul­phate.

Other recipes in­clude Cane Cut­ters Oint­ment, Diph­the­ria Preven­tion Lo­tion, a Hore­hound beer recipe and a for­mula for Freckle Lo­tion. You can check out the recipes by vis­it­ing the Old Phar­macy dis­pen­sary.

The Isis District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is also now in pos­ses­sion of many old Isis Recorder news­pa­pers (later the Isis Town & Coun­try), do­nated by Wayne Hei­drich, for­mer owner of the Town & Coun­try.

These will fea­ture in com­ing edi­tions of this col­umn.

If you have any old pho­tos about the early Isis his­tory, the IDHS would very much ap­pre­ci­ate their do­na­tion which would be added to our collection.

How­ever, if you don’t want them to leave your pos­ses­sion, vol­un­teers could scan them onto our com­puter so the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety also has a stored dig­i­tal copy of that trea­sured photo. Call into the vil­lage most morn­ings and it can be done while you wait.

If you know who the woman in this photo is, called Melinda Brad­ford at the Town & Coun­try on 4153 8534.


WHO IS THIS? If you know, con­tact the Town & Coun­try.

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