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Thread: Help Identify this SIGN !

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    Help Identify this SIGN !

    That building's sign - I believe the sign says MENS - LADIES - ??

    Working with a local historian to try and identify this building/sign.

    Thanks!!!!




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    Was the pic taken in Honeoye Falls?
    Don.....

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    Mens' - Ladies' Furnishings (clothing/accessories)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Was the pic taken in Honeoye Falls?
    Don.....
    No - this is Old Forge, NY in the ADK

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    Send your photo and inquiry to these folks: https://www.adkhistorycenter.org/schroon.html
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    Wonder what kind of camera was used that looks old lol
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    1920s - a plate view camera.
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    is that chopped wood in front of the building?
    maybe a stop for a steam engine, looks like a rr depot
    brady
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    Hope you get the answer you're looking for.

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    Cool old photo!

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    better photoClick image for larger version. 

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    Nice photo CT! A real mystery.

    The building looks too small to be a mercantile, but the large display windows out front say different. It
    does look like cordwood stacked around the building. I don't see a railroad track and judging by
    the vintage of the cars, the railroads would have already been burning coal by then. Perhaps it
    takes that much firewood to keep a building warm through an Adirondack winter. Especially with
    the large windows in the front. I can't see a chimney on the building but it must have had one.
    Maybe my imagination but the last two letters look like CK? Note the concrete walkway, implies
    a high end business.

    Best wishes and good luck
    Phil

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    found the same photos at the goodsell museum
    facebook pg, and a map @ historic map works
    maybe if you ID the owner of building, it will
    lead to more info on the sign

    https://www.facebook.com/GoodsellMus...type=3&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/GoodsellMus...type=3&theater

    Old Forge, Atlas: Herkimer County 1906, New York Historical Map

    i was thinking maybe this company is on the sign
    https://www.northcountryatwork.org/a...-in-old-forge/

    some info on dry goods stores in old forge
    you would have to buy book to read
    https://books.google.com/books?id=wd...0goods&f=false

 

 

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