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Drugstore-ice Cream Parlor

Todd Spaur

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Drugstore-ice Cream Parlor Painting  - Drugstore-ice Cream Parlor Fine Art Print





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Acton, MA - United States

Great recreTion

Seattle, Wa - United States

Todd, I want to go there and have a scoop right now! FV

Maple Ridge, BC - Canada

Great image, I really like the detail, as well as the color. Nice mixed media work! voted +fav

Omaha, NE - United States

Very nice! v

Jackson, MI - United States

Beautiful work! f/v

Denver, CO - United States

Lots of tricky textures here, bricks, wood etc. Those are not easy to achieve. Good job.

Seattle, Wa - United States

I love this! I really like the lettering you painted, or drew, I guess it is paint and pencils.. Anyways... VF.. thanks for your visits to my gallery too Todd! I like your profile picture with the thumbs up.. that's a great thumbnail photo to have! VF

Fort Wayne, IN - United States

Your beautiful painting should help in preserving the memories for generations to come. Great job! v

Halifax, NS - Canada

Very skillful painting!! Love the nostalgia!! V/F

St. Michael/Austria, Ca - Austria

Beautiful work, vf - Dagmar

Metairie, LA - United States

Good old fashioned Americana. I would love to visit an old time drug store with ice cream sodas. Good job.

Toronto, ON - Canada

Great painting with vintage nostalgic touch. v

Bussey, IA - United States

Thanks to everyone for your comments!

Phoenix, Az - United States

This is really good work.

Todd Spaur replied:

Thank you very much!

Jackson, MI - United States

Beautiful work! f/v

Green Valley, AZ - United States

Love it, great work! f/v

Hampstead, NC - United States

Wow! Really nice creation! v/f

Peoria Heights, IL - United States

nice perspective f v

Birmingham - United Kingdom

Like the concept, love the details..........V

Calgary, AB - Canada

Great work! Transports me to another time. v/f

Marble, NC - United States

Love the detail……..V/

Clarksville, TN - United States

Really wonderful ... V

Berlin - Germany

Lovely vintage feel :)

Cottonwood, Ar - United States

I am supposed to be on a diet, now you are making me drool...

New Brunswick, NJ - United States

Nice work! v

Montrose, CO - United States

Really nice work, I love it and it takes me back to the good old days! Bravo!

Kersey, CO - United States

Brings back memories.

Toronto, ON - Canada

A lot of work went into this picture with great effect.

Simi Valley, CA - United States

Nice! v

Thousand Oaks, CA - United States

Very nostalgic - would love to sit down at the counter and get an egg cream!

Athens - United States

nice work!

Roseburg, OR - United States


Dearborn, MI - United States

Very nostalgic feel. V

San Francisco, CA - United States

Interesting image! V

Montgomery, AL - United States

Nice, so nostagic

Huntington Beach, CA - United States

Todd - Beautifully done; love the old style look! Jim

Stamford, CT - United States

So well done! v

Houston, TX - United States

Well done! v

San Diego, CA - United States

excellent watercolor skills...great job!

Austin, TX - United States

Excellent work!

Portsmouth, NH - United States

Wonderful artwork! v/f

Tampa, FL - United States


London, Ch - United Kingdom

Lots of interesting detail... well done!

Ferndale, MI - United States


Borlänge - Sweden

Beautiful detail, lovely painting. well done. v.

Orange California, ca - United States

Great painting...v/t

Vida, OR - United States

Wonderful painting - love the detail!

Vancouver, WA - United States

Voted #40 this is great and I really did enjoy reading about the history and the tone of Bussey!

Philadelphia, PA - United States

great work

Panama City, FL - United States

wonderful painting, so full of detail!!!

Sunrise, FL - United States

watercolours, my first true love

Manorville, NY - United States

Love it!

Apalachicola, FL - United States

Great little piece of history.v

Mississauga, ON - Canada

feel of history in this one

Ballyconnell , Co - Ireland

Great vintage feel to this watercolour !v

Maple Ridge, BC - Canada

I love this painting!! Wonderful use of mixed media, well done! V/F

Chicago, IL - United States

Wonderful...great painting! :) v/f!

Rhyl, De - United Kingdom


Brookline, MA - United States

Great painting and work Todd! My best, Juergen

Adelaide, So - Australia

Pleasing image...v

Colorado &, N. - United States

small town it! well done

Miami, FL - United States

Great work!

Daytona Beach, FL - United States


Lac-des-Plages, Qu - Canada

Wonderful work, v.

Cape Town, we - South Africa


Horten - Norway

Nice atmosphere in this piece! Great work! v

London - United Kingdom

Love the style, great painting. v/f

Burnaby, BC - Canada

Love the nostalgic feel of this. Well done. v

Orange Park, FL - United States

Wonderful painting! Great subject too! v/f

Minnetonka, MN - United States

Fantastic painting. Such paintstaking detail you did. Very well done! v

Gilbert, AZ - United States

Great nostalgic image, Todd.

Scalloway, Sh - United Kingdom

Wonderfully detailed painting, Todd! Very nostalgic. Good work! F/v.

Steamboat Springs, CO - United States

Very Classic nostalga.

Tampa, FL - United States

Beautiful nostalgic painting!

Daytona Beach, FL - United States

Really nice work!!! v

Boise, ID - United States


Tucson, AZ - United States

Wonderful work! vf

Sussex, WI - United States

Enjoy the nostalgia of this work, pleasing to view...well done;) v/f

Halifax, NS - Canada

Well done...very nostalgic! V

Colorado &, N. - United States

Wonderful work Todd! voted

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Drugstore-ice Cream Parlor


Todd Spaur


Painting - Watercolor/ Colored Pencils On Cold Press Illustration Board


Working from a photograph that was taken in 1909. I wanted to show the details of the old style lettering on the windows. As a sign painter for most of my career, I really appreciate the old school hand lettered signs.
This was done from a photograph of Fred L Mick. He was a local business owner in my home town of Bussey. He was a licensed registered Pharmacist. And in 1955 he was awarded an Honorary life time membership in the Iowa Pharmaceutical Association, for having been a member for 50 years.
In this painting I also wanted to show how really old plate glass windows have a certain reflective beauty.
Also notice the small shed in front of the store. This was the very first gas filling station in the small town. The sign below the window is the Heath and Milligan paint company founded in 1853 and was located in Chicago Illinois. A note of interest was Heath and Milligan Manufacturing had to rebuild, after being destroyed in the great Chicago Fire.
The building depicted in this painting was torn down in the 1980's after it was also destroyed by a fire. I wanted to preserve the memories of the town I remember growing up. The Mick family still lives in Bussey and has been an important part of the community and my neighbors since.
This is one of several Bussey historical drawings that will be made into prints and postcards. The image Fred L Mick was also used in the Bussey Mural that is also in my profile. I hope to have the new series of Bussey History paintings done before July 4th so I can make them available for our big celebration.


May 12th, 2013


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