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Posted 5 years ago


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This is an 1890s cabinet card that shows the owners and employees of Habermann Hardware Store in Chicago, IL.

The windows show a large selection of locks on sale and knives/ scissors (photo #3). Additionally, there is a small washing machine up front in photo #4 (could be a parts bin, but it does appear to have a handle).

Reflecting in the windows is a reverse sign for a "Law Office" across the street.

These 19th century street scenes are a very popular collecting field.

Reproduction of these images is prohibited.



  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I love these photo's from this era, there is so much to see, from the clothing worn, items being sold to the architecture of the buildings.
    It certainly looks like a washing machine out front & I would love those pendant lights that are visible in the window.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting david!

  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks beach!

  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking amazing!

  5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for all the appreciation aghcollect!

  6. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Love it -- So MUCH history there !! Thanks for posting
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks rose and anna-- I appreciate some of my earlier image postings getting some renewed interest!


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