Peter Thomas Groceries and Gas.

99.16.3a 96 dpi watermarked.jpg

Title

Peter Thomas Groceries and Gas.

Description

Peter Thomas Groceries at 2002 Broadway appears to be in a wilderness as well as caught in the midst of a fast-changing world: the sidewalks are cement but the street is dirt; horse dung lays in the road and a buggy stands beside the building, but a sign proclaims that "Gasolene" is available (possibly an early English spelling used); and advertisements range from Coca-Cola (five cents at the time, and the word "Coke" is used only as a form of coal), Hires Rootbeer, and Goldelle Ginger Ale. The Thomas Grocery store was also an agent for Rockford Laundry. For an additional view from a later time, see photo 99.16.4b.

Date

circa 1900

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

99.16.3a

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Citation

“Peter Thomas Groceries and Gas.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed September 21, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1730.

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