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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Hardware store photograph

Accession: 1997-264

Hardware stores sell household hardware for home improvement directly to customers. This is an image of the exterior of an unidentified hardware store. Three men are posed in front.

Dates: circa 1885

Jayne Building engraving

Accession: 1998-263

David Jayne (1798-1866) purchased a drug store in Philadelphia in 1836. His patent medicine business grew quickly and he built this new building in 1850. The building was designed by American architects, William J. Johnston (1811-1849) and Thomas U. Walter (1804-1887) and was located at 242 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm of Dr. D. Jayne and Son was one of the largest patent medicine firms in the United States, and this building was "the most conspicuous building of the time" in Philadelphia. Engraved on wood and printed by William B. Gihon (dates unknown), an illustrator and engraver.

Dates: circa 1870

Joshua Conner & Son leather goods store photographs

Accession: 1995-205

The leather manufacturing firm of Joshua Conner & Son was founded in 1848 by James Conner (1813-1880). This collection consists of five photographs of the storefront, store interiors and portraits of the proprietors.

Dates: 1900-1923