Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day

[“Whelan’s Drug Store, 44th Street and Eighth Avenue, Manhattan.” Photograph by Berenice Abbott. February 7, 1936. From the New York Public Library Digital Gallery. Click for a larger view. Happy Valentine’s Day.]

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

Whelans appears to have been on 44th and Broadway when the Howard Johnson's is now (not 8th) correct me if I'm wrong.


Michael Leddy said...

Thanks for that photograph, Anon. I’m just quoting the NYPL’s description, which might not be correct. Could the location have changed between 1936 and 1952 (when Sailor Beware was released)? Could there have been drugstores at both locations? (Nowadays, it seems that every other intersection has a Duane Reade store.)