[Grocery store]


[Grocery store]


Photographer unknown


Two men are standing in front of a display of canned goods and coffee packaged in bags, sacks and cans. One man is holding a package of coffee as if he is demonstrating the quality of the product to the other gentleman. A wire rack with six bins is in the lower left of the image. Two bins contain cookies or crackers from the Liten & Sons Snow White Bakery, Clinton, Iowa, three bins contains cookies or crackers from the Crescent Macaroni & Cracker Company in Davenport, Iowa, and the last bin contains cookies from the National Biscuit Company. Hanging from the ceiling are three signs for “Pearline Concentrated Dry Soap,” “Pearline for Delicate Women, Dainty Fabrics” and “Pearline Best by Test, Practically, Chemically the Modern Soap.” Hanging next to the soap advertisements are two signs for the “Rumford Complete Cookbook” and “Rumford Baking Powder.” On the wall behind the men are signs for “Friedman’s High Grade Butterine – the Only Rich Butter Flavor,” ” Old Dutch Cleanser,” “S&H Green Trading Stamps,” and “Old Dutch Soap.” Behind the clerk are displays of Montague’s Biscuits and Borden’s Evaporated Milk. Behind the customer is a display with a baby, seated on a display of cans, holding a bottle with white liquid in one hand, and a can of canned milk in the other. Also visible is a large roll of wrapping paper and a scale. The number "378" has been written on the emulsion side of the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the picture. The number "2" is written in the upper left corner.




Grocery stores
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
William J. Klauer Collection. City at Work Project
Glass negatives
Itinerant photographers


The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001


KL 256-059


Digital image captured using a Microtek ScanMaker 8700 with transparent media adapter. TIFF file created from a glass plate negative scanned in 16 - bit grey scale at 1200 ppi.


Contact The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 or call (563) 588-7100 © 2013 LORAS COLLEGE


This record is part of the William J. Klauer Collection held by The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.


Location unknown


This image was displayed in the “City at Work” exhibit at the Dubuque Museum of Art, December 7, 2013 – March 24, 2014.


William J. Klauer Collection


Still image




Photographer unknown, “[Grocery store],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed March 27, 2023, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/5178.

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