Alan Mays' photos with the dealers

C. L. Hartz, Dealer in Meats and Cheese, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

C. L. Hartz, Dealer in Meats and Cheese, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
A business card by Pluck Print with an illustration of anthropomorphic pigs by the Philadelphia engraving firm of Crosscup and West.

C. L. Hartz

Dealer in all kinds of first-class smoked meats, such as ham, dried beef, bologna, breakfast bacon, &c

Che…
Added on July 13, 2018

C. B. Winchell, Harrisburg, Pa.

C. B. Winchell, Harrisburg, Pa.
"Presented by C. B. Winchell, Harrisburg, Pa."

This inscription, handwritten in elaborate Spencerian script, appears on the reverse of a business card for "E. R. Parker, manufacturer and dealer in new hardware specialties, 227½ Wyoming Avenue, Scranton,…
Added on March 21, 2018

E. R. Parker, Hardware Specialties Manufacturer and Dealer, Scranton, Pa.

E. R. Parker, Hardware Specialties Manufacturer and Dealer, Scranton, Pa.
"E. R. Parker, manufacturer and dealer in new hardware specialties, 227½ Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Parker's Patent Combined Clamp and Filing Guide."

Handwritten in elaborate Spencerian script on the other side of this business card: "Presented by C.…
Added on March 21, 2018

Halloween at Your Friendly Kodak Dealer

Halloween at Your Friendly Kodak Dealer
A Halloween window display at a camera store. I believe that the sign that's partially visible above "Your Friendly Kodak Dealer" is "Service Photo Supply Co." Does anyone recognize the camera or other equipment? Is this a photo store scene from the 1960…
Added on October 27, 2017

Halloween Kodak-O'-Lantern

Halloween Kodak-O'-Lantern
One more Halloween photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park (post as many photos as you want--no limit!--that relate directly or indirectly to Halloween).

A jack-o'-lantern in a Halloween window display at a Kodak camera store.

For a better view of the d…
Added on October 27, 2017

H. G. Louser, Manufacturer and Dealer in Bicycles, Lebanon, Pa.

H. G. Louser, Manufacturer and Dealer in Bicycles, Lebanon, Pa.
"H. G. Louser, manufacturer and dealer in bicycles. Guns, revolvers, ammunition. Agent for the Columbia. Bicycles rented and repaired. 50 North Ninth Street, Lebanon, Penn'a."
Added on September 21, 2017

George B. Weast, Dealer in Stoves and Tinware, Newville, Pa.

George B. Weast, Dealer in Stoves and Tinware, Newville, Pa.
"Geo. B. Weast, dealer in stoves, tinwate, &c., R.R. St., Newville, Pa."

This may be the same George B. Weast (1862-1946) who's identified as a "retired sheet metal worker" in an obituary reprinted in his Find A Grave entry.
Added on April 25, 2016

S. Elliott and Son, Dealers in Pure Artificial Ice, Lancaster, Pa.

S. Elliott and Son, Dealers in Pure Artificial Ice, Lancaster, Pa.
"S. Elliott & Son, wholesale and retail dealers in pure artificial ice, manufactured by the Consumers' Ice Company of Lancaster. 242 S. Queen St., Lancaster, Pa. S. Elliott. S. G. Elliott. Bell 'Phone, 4924. United 'Phone, 1846 B."
Added on March 17, 2016

5A Horse Blankets Are Great for Wear

5A Horse Blankets Are Great for Wear
"Dear Sir: Farmers and horsemen know that 5A Horse Blankets are 'great for wear.' That is why they prefer them to all others. See other side for name of your dealer. Yours respectfully, Wm. Ayres & Sons, Mfrs., Philadelphia."

Printed on the back of this…
Added on March  7, 2016

J. G. Lutkenhoff, Dealer in Dry Goods and Notions, Covington, Kentucky

J. G. Lutkenhoff, Dealer in Dry Goods and Notions, Covington, Kentucky
"J. G. Lutkenhoff, dealer in dry goods & notions, No. 128 Pike Street, Covington, Ky."

See also Ask and Ye Shall Receive:
Added on November  4, 2015

Edward A. Hollis, Hardware, Philadelphia, Pa., 1890

Edward A. Hollis, Hardware, Philadelphia, Pa., 1890
"Edward A. Hollis, Hardware. Contractors', upholsterers', builders'. No. 1904 Market Street, Philadelphia, March 31, 1890. Sold to E. W. Lapp. 1 Fleetwood scroll saw 3, 12.90."

Rubberstamped: "Paid, Edward A. Hollis, per EAH, 5/2/91."

Hammer head: "D. M…
Added on October 19, 2015

Henry Felix and Company, Fine Confections, Ice Cream, Harrisburg, Pa.

Henry Felix and Company, Fine Confections, Ice Cream, Harrisburg, Pa.
"Henry Felix & Co., manufacturers and dealers in fine confections, ice cream, cakes, and fruits, 10 N. Market Square, Harrisburg. . . . M. F. Tobin, N.Y. Scheffer, job printer, Harrisburg."

A stock Victorian-era advertising trade card produced by New Yor…
Added on August 25, 2015

Harrisburg Carriage Repository Letterhead, Harrisburg, Pa.

Harrisburg Carriage Repository Letterhead, Harrisburg, Pa.
"Harrisburg Carriage Repository, Edward Boyer, proprietor, 1017 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa. Manufacturer of and dealer in carriages, surreys, runabouts, Stanhope phaetons, buggies, and business wagons. Repairing and remodeling of carriages a specialty."…
Added on July 18, 2013

Buick Fireball Valve-in-Head Straight-Eight Engine

Buick Fireball Valve-in-Head Straight-Eight Engine
"It's extra special in every way. Here is beauty, comfort, and ability in this 121-inch wheelbase 4-door sedan with Buick Fireball valve-in-head straight-eight engine."

Printed on the back: "When better automobiles are built, Buick will build them. Litho…
Added on May 28, 2015

Walter S. Welton, Boots and Shoes, New Haven, Conn.

Walter S. Welton, Boots and Shoes, New Haven, Conn.
"Walter S. Welton, dealer in fine boots & shoes, 338 Chapel St., New Haven, Conn. Copyrighted by John Gibson, 1881."

A colorful and amusing Victorian-era advertising trade card.
Added on April 30, 2015

The Weary Farmer (Up to Date), by Frank W. Swallow

The Weary Farmer (Up to Date), by Frank W. Swallow
"The Weary Farmer (Up to Date), designed & pub. by Frank W. Swallow, Exeter, N.H."

I'm not sure why Frank W. Swallow of Exeter, New Hampshire, published this early twentieth-century postcard, which ridicules the "Weary Farmer," his family, and the hired…
Added on February  3, 2015

The Car of Tomorrow at the World of Tomorrow, 1939

The Car of Tomorrow at the World of Tomorrow, 1939
A postcard used to promote the Crosley automobile during the 1939 New York World's Fair. Also on display at the fair were various other products, including refrigerators, washing machines, stoves, and radios, that were designed and manufactured by Powel C…
Added on March 19, 2014

The Fireman: A Dealer in Chops

The Fireman: A Dealer in Chops
"The Fireman. A Dealer in Chops."

Axe chops, of course, not pork chops!
Added on June 23, 2015