A wealth of old treasures
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.