SHINE on Salem 150, celebrating the sesquicentennial of our city's 1860 charter, continues (and concludes) with the 2012 entry.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Photos of Salem businesses

Mike Carrick passed along these historic Salem photos:

First is the well known Meier and Frank clock that has been in the news lately because it was up for sale. "Meet me under the clock" was a familiar phrase for Salem shoppers.


Second is an interior shot of Steusloff Brothers Butcher Shop. They sent this photo to customers with a "Merry Christmas" message. This card is dated December 23, 1909. I guess in those days you didn't have to "mail early."

Thanks for the photos, Mike!

3 comments:

Virginia Green said...

These photos introduce us "newcomers" to a Salem that we never knew. Thanks, Mike, for more glimpses of the past.
Viewers, have you other historic glimpses of Salem to share with us?

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