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Picturing the Past 51: Williams GroceryPosted Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 10:12 AM
Williams Northeast Corner Grocery in 1933. (Photos submitted)
The back of the top photo reads "Lillard Stephens (Banks) A.B. Jennings." The guy in the middle is listed as Banks Stephens in a photo below. Hopefully some of you can straighten us out on who's who.
Of note are washboards on special for 22 cents each and sorghum molasses for 40 cents per half gallon or 75 cents a gallon. Those were the days -- and apparently pretty rough days economically. Note the NRA sign in the window -- for National Recovery Administration.
Here's Ben Phillips, listed as a salesman, along with Banks Stephens.
And this is Mildred Hummel, who I'm assuming was a customer.
Am I slightly off-location in thinking this building housed a drug store in the 1970s? Also: I noticed while Photoshopping the top photo that the storefronts looked a lot like those still remaining on South Main across from the library. Did North Main and South Main look similar in those days?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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