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A jewelry store and a good deal more, Otto Wettstein's establishment was known throughout the Midwest and Northeast, at least. Here's a contemporary description from Google Books:
Thanks to the David Rumsey Map Collection and Cartography Associates, we have a good idea of how Otto Wettstein's store and residence appeared:
The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief per Google, gives us a glimpse of this unusually controversial proprietor:
...And here's the reputation OttoWettstein earned (Google Books) among his contemporaries as a result of both his jewelry skills and his opinions:
For information on Nicoll the Tailor, see page 63 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
Sample print ad from Google Books:
There's another trade card, but no further information on Freeman's on page 106 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
A ringing endorsement for Double Thread Sewing from Putnam House Clothing appeared in this Google Books reference:
From the Library of Congress:
- Title: All goods sewed by the Double Thread Sewing Co's. patent process must bear their stamp / J.H. Bufford's Sons, lith., Boston.
- Creator(s): John H. Bufford's Sons, lithographer
- Date Created/Published: Boston : Double Thread Sewing Co., c1877.
- Medium: 1 print : lithograph.
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-04524 (digital file from original item) LC-USZ62-100351 (b&w film copy neg.)
- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
- Call Number: PGA - Bufford--All goods sewed (B size) [P&P]
- Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
|Shadows on Summer Street|
Google Street View, Sept 2014
(Double Thread Sewing Co. offices were located nearby at 105 Summer St.)
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