Friday, March 19, 2010
Whoever took these photos in Morrison County, Minnesota in 1925 took the one on the right first, cuz he moved the seed rack to get a more unobstructed view.
(I think of these two photos as the "washline store pics" because of the overhead string of advertising cards. The near one is actually a pipe, and the far one is more of a washline...which I'm SURE you needed to know...lol).
ANYWAY...I combined the two pics so we have a better idea of what the store looked like when you walked in. Just imagine the repeated men as random customers, ok?
If this really was SCHMOLKE's STORE, then the first two men behind the counter on the right might be John Schmolke Jr. and Pete Blake.
Dang! Anon says that, according to his information, Schmolkes sold the store to Herb Hartmann well before 1925, and that, in fact, the place burned down in 1924. When you think about it, this store DOES seem awfully well-stocked for a town the size of Buckman. Still.....
Anon AND I could both be WRONG! lol