Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 06/09/2014


Photo taken on June  9, 2014


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Good, Berner & Bro., Gilders, Lancaster, Pa.

Good, Berner & Bro., Gilders, Lancaster, Pa.
"Good, Berner & Bro., gilders, No. 45 North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pa. All styles of frames on hand or made to order, and old frames regilded. Walnut and gilt cornices. Mouldings of all kinds and the largest stock of looking glasses, varying at prices from 20 cts. to $500.00."

According to the Lancaster History Web site, Jonathan Good along with brothers Louis Berner and Otto Berner were in business together as photographers under the name "Good & Berner Bros." as early as 1873. Here, as "Good, Berner & Bro." on this business card, they advertised their gilding services and offered picture frames, moldings, and looking glasses (mirrors) for sale. Their nineteenth-century prices for looking glasses--"20 cts. to $500.00"--are the equivalents of about $4.00 to $9,000.00 today (these are rough approximations derived from calculators available on the Measuring Worth site).

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