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Drugstore in Minneapolis
12020-04-30T18:06:22-04:00Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f352"Beikoku no kusuriya," Hoshi seiyaku kabushiki kaisha shahō, October 1, 1917.plain2020-09-25T17:27:23-04:0044.97775, -93.26501Hoshi Pharmaceuticals Company Newspaper.Public domain.Timothy Yangimage/jpegTY-0012Still ImageKandra Polatis4decfc04157f6073c75cc53dcab9d25e87c02133
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12020-04-30T18:05:39-04:00The Global Space of a Drugstore8Imaginary; executives; United States; scientific management; franchisingplain169012021-10-07T13:40:32-04:0044.9667, -93.2500Minneapolis10/01/1917Timothy Yang
The drugstore served as an interface for the circulation of people, goods, and ideas. Company executives often traveled abroad to learn about, borrow, and translate the so-called best practices that would improve the company's bottom-line. The sources for this module demonstrate how Hoshi Pharmaceuticals modeled the spatial layout of an ideal drugstore on successful drugstores in the Midwestern United States. Here, we see the process of translation, of how Hoshi's blueprint of an ideal drugstore developed as an abstraction from ideas forged from traveler's itineraries. The creation of an abstract space—developed in order to control particular places (the local, franchise drugstores)—involved the circulation of different ideas. The two pages that follow describe two of the most important ideas: scientific management and franchising.