Wednesday, May 6, 2015

page 71 -- T.F. Barbour & Co., A.J. Muzzy

updated 13 November 2015
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T.F Barbour & Co. trade cards also on pages 95 and 132 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
The address for Thomas F. Barbour' business was 137 Main St., Bristol CT. Adrian James Muzzy was a co-owner of this store until 1876, when he sold his interest and opened a dry goods store of his own, shown below:

Gracie Arnold, Earl J. Arnold's sister, worked here.


Photos of Adrian J. Muzzy and his residence are available online via Google Books:


Google Books presents additional information on the firm:







An interior view of A.J. Muzzy's store is available via Google Books:
Page 72 of this book notes that Bristol photographer Herbert N. Gale died as a result of injuries sustained when a flash device exploded during a photo shoot of the A.J. Muzzy employees.Page 93 of Bristol Business and Industry has a photo of the Muzzy business on Main St.


A trade card for O.B. Ives, the business bought out by A.J. Muzzy, is on page 112 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.




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