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We Deliver (Owl Rexall Drugs) sign

Significance 

Neon marked the moment when Vancouver was pulled into the network of North America-wide chain stores. Hootie the Owl was the advertising symbol for Rexall Drugs, a chain of drugstores with eventually eight locations in Vancouver. Hootie’s neon wings flapped as he rushed prescriptions around the town.

Date Range 
c. 1950s
Place of Manufacture 
Neon Products Ltd., Vancouver
Place of Use 
1524 West 41st Avenue
Dimensions 
178 cm high, 534 cm wide, 43.8 cm deep
Museum Location 
Storage
Catalog Number 
H996.22.35a-b
Donor 
Museum purchase