Stores

Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.17059

Black and white photograph depicts the Nemetz Brothers Limited store at Watrous, Saskatchewan, c. 1918-1919.

Date: 
ca. 1918-1919
Source: 
Neuman, Lil
Posted by Anonymous
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L.12779

Store bought by Murray Letcher, located 73 W. Cordova Street. Sepia image showing Samual Mann and one woman standing in front of the Cordova Second Hand Store.

Date: 
1944
Source: 
Letcher, Marshall
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LR: Is anything more you can tell us about the actual furniture store itself [Donner’s Furniture Store in Vancouver, 1127 Granville Street].

JE: I think in my interview with you previously, we did a bit of our own manufacturing at one point. We did… we had a hardware store; it was like three different components.

LR: That’s right, I remember that.

JE: Hardwood, Furniture and the unpainted furniture. And then it was actually… we sort of catered to the middle and lower class. So we weren’t really that competitive necessarily. You didn’t have to… we weren’t in competition with the Wosk’s or Hope or Belmont. They had sort of the upper class type furniture.

CP: But we also had appliances

JE: We had everything, we had toys. We were just the whole works. And it was great. It was really, buy everything for your house from one store. And at one time it did, as I say, we also had the manufacturing. I don’t know much really about that end of it. I don’t know …It was not a long period of time. They had… underneath… it’s quite a large store. They actually stored a lot of furniture because they had a basement and so they could actually store a lot of material. They didn’t just have to order it in as it was sold. They actually had a huge warehouse in both stores. And as I say, I don’t know much about the manufacturing but they touched on that. And they enjoyed it so maybe that’s important to tell you. They loved working together, loved it! And they loved working with Nana. And they enjoyed going to work, they enjoyed being together and they all took their days off together and I told you, whenever they socialized… right to the very end…the last one went… they always huddled in a corner, not to talk business but just to be together. Because they just liked to be together. And we celebrated all the holidays together, it was a very… we were all one big family. I mean I consider… I’ve always considered Uncle Sam and Uncle Fred and Auntie Claire just like my parents and their spouses… Uncle Saul and Aunt Hazel and Auntie Min. We were all just one big family.

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Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
LF.00795

Colour image of the interior of a hat shop. Hats on hat stands on long counter in left side of image; long mirror above counter; tall sideboard on right side of image with hat stands and hats on top; table with two chairs in middle of image.

Date: 
1965
Source: 
Landauer, Barbara
Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
L.00240

Showing L-R: Morris Glucksman, Joseph Snider, and Ben Snider. The building was demolished in the spring 2008.

Date: 
1916
Source: 
Snider, Mitchell
Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
L.00134

Black and white image of four men. Yocklowitz, second on right (store employee); second from left Jacob Goldberg (father of Ann Fromson, Rose Youngson, Elizabeth Weinstein, Miriam Himmerfarb, Myer Goldberg).

Date: 
1929
Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
L.00087

Image shows Mike Ratner, surrounded by the products and wares sold at his pharmacy. Knowlton's Drug Store on 15 East Hastings Street was Vancouver's oldest Extant Pharmacy. In business for 75 years.

Date: 
1977
Source: 
Ratner, Michael D.
Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
L.00053

Black and white image of an advertisement.

Date: 
1900
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Object id: 
L.00054

Black and white image of an advertisement.

Date: 
1900
Posted by jhsadmin
Object id: 
L.00051

Dealers in Clocks, Watches, Jewelry and Diamonds.

Date: 
1900