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Interior Views of G. Fox and Co., Hartford
1931-1960
Photographer:Photographed by George E. Meyers , American, 1900 - 1971
Photographer:Photographed by Aetna Life Insurance Co. , American
Photographer:Photographed by Meyers Studios, Inc.
Photography; gelatin silver prints on paper
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 8 x 10in. (20.3 x 25.4cm) and smaller
Credit Line: Gift of the children of Richard and Georgette Koopman
Description: Group of photographs show the interiors of various departments of G. Fox & Co. department store. Visible merchandise includes jewelry, ties, towels, table settings, sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths, and stationary supplies. 2007.24.196 shows the Notions department with many men and women, probably store employees, all facing the bannister at the back of the photograph. The columns are all decorated with garland or ribbons. 2007.24.198 and 2007.24.199 show the store's hospital wing with beds, sinks, and medical supplies. Two women are in each picture, one in a nurse's uniform, the other a patient. 2007.24.200-.204 show the store's switchboard with women operators with headsets working at the controls. In one (.203), Beatrice Fox Auerbach and an unknown man watch the women work. 2007.24.204 shows Beatrice Fox Auerbach wearing a headset.
Inscription: Some photographs have date handwritten on verso. 2007.24.191 handwritten on verso in pencil, "Please return to / after GYE use. / A typical floor display-arrangemnt / of G Fox + Co. Inc Domestics / Department / of Hartford, Conn. / Note - The / almost complete / absence of arbitrary / piling up of goods / Several units of / purposeful display / are apparent in / bed quilts blankets in background / + linens in foreground. / This picture, as the property of G Fox + Inc / is to be returned to M. Oakley Christoph / Windsor Conn so I may personally / return it + be relieved of responsibility for it / assumed at loan. Please." 2007.24.184 handwritten on verso in black and green ink, "G. Fox + Company / Main Floor Showing Escalator / return to / Chapman / Hartford."
Object Number: 2007.24.184-.204
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