[Grocery store]

Title

[Grocery store]

Creator

Photographer unknown

Description

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.

Date

1912-05/06

Coverage

Location unknown

Subject

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

References

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

Source

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

Relation

William J. Klauer Collection

Type

Still image

Identifier

KL 256-059

Format

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.

Rights

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

Publisher

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

Original Format

1 glass negative: b & w

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 8.5 in.

Files

256-059.jpg

Citation

Photographer unknown, “[Grocery store],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed November 24, 2020, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/9.