Floyd Albert Brown lived in Forest from 1893 until his death on March 23, 2009. A native of Windsor, Brown was an intrepid pharmacist who, in his own words, "closed my pharmacy in Windsor [in 1973] and embarked on a two and a half year round the world odyssey with my family to study world pharmacy practices." Brown's work rejuvenated his profession and his adventurous spirit took him as far as Egypt, Indonesia and New Zealand. Brown's obituary in the April 2, 2009 issue of the Forest Standard reads: "Floyd lived a remarkable life as an innovative pharmacist, avid sailor, writer, photographer, gardener and active member of Christ Anglican Church in Forest."
Floyd Brown noted in a letter that accompanied his donation, "I am amazed by the quality of the brochures and the passenger service, 80 years ago, provided by many connecting North American Railroads. They were indeed the travel industry of the day."
|Banff National Park postcard, c. 1929.|
|Bardell Miniatures are collections of 9cm X 7cm photos encased in a cardboard folding envelope for easy mailing to loved ones back home. Front and back scanned here. c. 1929.|
|Brochure for the Hotel Agua Caliente Casino in Tijuana. Rates for a Private Spanish Villa were $8.00 for a Single and $10.00 for a Double!|