Parvin’s Drugstore as it appeared on Main Street in Ramsey in 1908. On the telephone poll is an advertisment for the Frank’s Ice Cream sold inside. Farther up the pole note the “BOOTH INSIDE” message. Telephones at this time were still fairly new (first invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876), with few homes having them Parvin’s offered a public phone booth.
Note the advertisement of bonbons and chocolates, always fresh, as well as 10 cent cures.