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Hardware store photograph

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Hagley Museum and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Creator:
Unknown.
Title:
Hardware store photograph
Date:
circa 1885
Call Number:
264
Extent:
1 photographic prints
General Physical Description:
1 photograph print : b&w ; 6.5 x 4.25 in.
Location:
GL Box 1.
Language:
English
Abstract:
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.
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Biography/History

Hardware stores sell household hardware for home improvement directly to customers, including fasteners, keys, locks, hinges, chains, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, cleaning products, housewares, tools, utensils, paint, and lawn and garden products. Many hardware stores have specialty departments unique to their region or owner's interests. These departments may include hunting and fishing supplies, plants and nursery products, marine and boating supplies, pet food and supplies, farm and ranch supplies including animal feed, homebrewing supplies and canning supplies.

Scope and Contents

This is a very faded image of the exterior of an unidentified hardware store. Signage shows "Fishing Tackle/Powder & Shot/Tools and Cutlery" and a street level sign reads "Realford Hard[ware]/Realford Tin & Wood." It is unclear whether Realford is a product name or the name of the establishment. Three men are posed in front by a wheelbarrow and two barrels.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Cabinet photographs.
Subject(s)
  • Hardware stores--History.--United States

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