New Canaan Historical Society: A Connecticut Museum
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The Cody Drug Store. 1845.

The Cody Drug Store. 1845. Originally located on Main Street, the Cody Drug Store offers a fascinating glance at one aspect of daily life in 19th-century New Canaan. The Drug Store retains its original fixtures, merchandise, and bottles — many still filled with medicines and remedies — arrayed in their original display cases. Among its treasures are a papier-mache advertising display for cod liver oil depicting a fisherman holding an enormous cod. Two beautiful show globes, which in days past served as easy-to-identify signs of drug stores in the same way that barber poles signified barber shops, hang in the windows.