SHINE is a look backward from the present to Salem's 1860 charter. In each year we have four sections: glimpses of what was happening around the world, a special event in Salem, what you see when you visit that site today, and other Salem events of interest that year.
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."
Text is compiled and edited by Virginia Green. Text resources are identified by links to the Salem History Project (http://www.salemhistory.net), Discover (http://discover-neighborhood-history.blogspot.com), City of Salem, Statesman Journal (1995-2009) and other websites.
Contemporary color photographs are by Thomas N. Green, Jr. Unless otherwise noted, all historic photographs are from the Oregon Historic Photograph Collections of the Salem Public Library: http://photos.salemhistory.net