Frank Sparks looks over an antique prescription case in this photograph from 1965. His grandfather was Champion Mann, who first operated a pharmacy downtown, and later opened Mann’s Seeds, at the current location of Rainy Day Records on 5th Avenue. Sparks was closing the store after many years of operation, the victim of mass production and distribution of seed. Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. For more information see

Daily Olympian photo, February 1965, State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society