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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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Collection TitlePC Photograph CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByPat Wainwright, Kim Richards, Sue Rogan
AbstractInventory in Progress

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Folder contains images of the following Ice Cream and Candy Stores: The Flat Iron Building (Main & College); 3-Creighton's Creamery; Schmeck's White House Ice Cream Store; 2- L.A. Corning Ice Cream Co.; New England Kitchen/ Dolly Madison Ice Cream (205 Lake St); and 2-Thomas Lawrence's Candy (143 1/2 W. Water).Photographs11A01
Folder contains 19 images relating to the Aster Candy Store. Many of the people in these photographs are identified.Photographs11A02
Folder contains images of the following Drug Stores: Briggs Soap Works (Fifth & Madison); 3-Elmira Drug & Chemical Co. (157 Baldwin); 2-Chris Biggs Pharmacy (W. Gray & Main) also visible is Robertson Drug & Candy; Lovell, Druggist (Lake & Division); 5-Joseph Meyer Jr, Druggist (Lake & E. Water) and includes Mr. Meyer, Baldwin & Jacob Kolb and Charles Haupt; 7-Fay's Drug Stores, Inc (Horseheads); Federation Pharmacy Building (Railroad & E. Church St.); Brown's Pharmacy (Horseheads); Central Pharmacy; 2-Warden's Cut Rate (113 E. Water); Elmira Drug & Health Care; Samuel D. Wadhams (333 E. Water); Hooker & Dorr (500 Main); and an unknown.Photographs11A03
Folder contains 12 images of Gerity Brothers, Druggists located at 126 Lake Street. Many of these photographs are identified.Photographs11A04
Box contains 18 photographs relating to Perfect Laundry, as well as Mary's Half & Half (Chambers Road) and C & K Laundry & Dry Cleaning (Robinson Building).Photographs11B
Folder contains 7 images for Friend, Metzger & Co. Many of the images are identified.Photographs12A01
Folder contains images of the following Meat Markets: Clarence H. Johnson Meat Market (401 S. Broadway); Elmira Sea Food (456 W. Washington); Swift's Premium Hams & Bacon; Elmira Beef Co.; Jacob Deister Meat Market (763 E. Church); Adam Jacobs (538 Pennsylvania Ave); S. R. Roberts Meat Market (Wellsburg).Photographs12A02
Folder contains images of the following Bakeries: Collins' Bakery (Madison); 3-Rhodes Bakery with Lazell Howe; Spaulding Baking Co.; Elmira Steam Bakery (423 Railroad Ave.); Coke & Allen (423 Railroad Avenue); Levi Coke (113 and Lovitch's Bakery (151 John St).Photographs12A03
Folder contains images of the following Grocery Stores: 3-Zarro's Pizza & Grocery (727 S. Main); 4-Triple "E" Superette (Baldwin); 2- Curren's Supermarket (Main & Washington); 4-Giovannis Italian Product (528 W. Second St); 2- McAtee's Market (Breesport); 3-Robertson's Grocery (700 German St); 2-Judson's Country Store (Wellsburg); 3-Lynch's Market (616 Reynolds); 2-Pine City Variety (Pine City); 2-Gourley's Busy Mart (Chemung); 2- Cart N' Bag (1670 Lake); Woodies (Millport); Grand Central Plaza (Horseheads).Photographs12A04
Folder contains images of the following Grocery Stores: 2-Acme Markets Inc.; Breesport Mini Mart; 2-Snyder's Food Mart (119 Hoffman); John L. Ford (Chemung); William H. Webb; Hevener's Grocery Store (54 Hoffman); Edward Kaier (High & Second); Harry Dickinson (222 W. Water); Lamont Webb (also shown Holly & Phillips Funeral Directors); F. H. Rogers (1106 Lake); Barton & Wheadon; 2-Jacob Miller Groceries.Photographs12A04
Folder contains images of the following Grocery Stores: P & C Food Mart (Langdon Plaza); Grand Union (1371 College Ave); 2-Henry Minier (Big Flats); R. T. Seely (Miller & Erie); Serv-U, Save-U Stores (901 Lake); Walle Discount Beverage (Van Etten); W. H. Miller; Karam's Grand Market (Mt. Zoar & Broadway); Hubbard's Market (Horseheads); Frank's Marine Supply Store (Millport); Lazzaro Musante Confection and Fruit Store (420 Railroad Ave); and 7-Unknown.Photographs12A04
Folder contains images of the following Grocery Stores: Mohican Market & Bakery; 2-Charles Firlsch Grocery Store (14th & College); Pattinson Store (120 N. Main); Bedell & Co (309 E. Water); Davis & Pelton (152 Baldwin); S M Flickinger Co (State & Gray); Bacorn Coffee Roasting Co (E. Fifth & Madison); M. Terry (Van Etten); George's Store (Water & Washington St); J. L. Bosworth (Lowman); 8-Mark Twain Food Market; Ostrander's Groceries; Empire Produce Co; Snyder Food Market (W. Gray & Hoffman); Wheeler's Foods; John Diester Grocery Store; Wilson & Sons; Chas. F. Brown & Co; A & P (Hoffman St.) and 5-Unknown.Photographs12A05
Folder contains images of the following Department and Dry Good Stores: (12) Sears; (13) Personius-Malone (135 W. Gray St.); Personius, Malone & French (134 W. Water); Midtown Plaza; Gosper Shoe Store; 3-Burt's Inc. (N. Main); 2-Grand Way; Claude Buckpitt Piano Store (Lake St); 4-Nichols Discount City Plaza (2075 Lake Rd.); Rosthschild's Haberdashery; 3-Tepper Brothers (130-132 W. Water); George K. Stanway Custom Tailor; Vickery Fair; Elmira Arms Co.; Newberry's (100 block W. Water); Flanagan's Dry Goods (116-112 W. Water); PC Thompson's China Store (E. Water); Mc Laren, Brown & Co (Water & Baldwin); M. Rosenfield' Shoe Store (100 W. Water); 14-Hills Department Store (Upper Lake Road).Photographs12B01
Folder contains images of the following Department and Dry Good Stores: 2-Markson's (Main & Water); THe Grand Leader (W. Water); Miller Building; Friedman's Curtain Shop; S. S. Kresge Co (W. Water); The Union Store; The Paris; Richard's Clothes; A. Winkelstein Jeweler; Hamples; The Julian Goldman People's Liberty Shoe Co; Betty Jane Quality Shoes; L. Shreibman & Sons; Berger & Radin; Chic Millinery; Morrells-Tailors-Furriers; and 2-Unknown.Photographs12B01
Folder contains 32 images relating to Gorton Coy's Department store. Some of the photographs are identified.Photographs12B02
Folder contains 12 images relating to Rosembaum's Department Store.Photographs12B03
Folder contains 2 images of Sheehan & Dean & Co. Many of their employees are identified.Photographs12B04
Folder contains 11 images of the Iszard's Department Store.Photographs12B05
Folder contains oversized images of the following Department and Dry Good Stores: D. S. Andrus & Co - Pianos & Organs; 99 Cent Variety Store; Employees of Sheehan & Dean Co; W. Shiever; Barton Whatin - Coffee Roaster & Distributers; and G. R. Kinney & Co.Photographs12B06
Folder contains images of the following Hotels: 2-Colonial Inn (Main & W. Gray); Hotel Breese (Breesport); Holiday Inn (E. Water); Rodbourn House (Breesport); O'Brien's Inn; Eclipse Hotel; 2-Oak Ridge Hotel; 2-The Old Homestead Hotel (also known as the New Rutland or the Tuttle Mansion); Imperial Hotel (First & Railroad); New Arlington Hotel (Bulkhead); 5-Weaver Hotel (W. Water); Garden Hotel (E. Water & Fox); "Red Chimneys" (Church & Columbia); 2-Old Arlington Hotel (Bulkhead); 1st Ward Hotel; Old Mansion House (Second & Railroad).Photographs13A01
Folder contains images of the following Hotels: Hotel Alcazar; Krum's Hotel (Ithaca Rd, Horseheads); Commercial Hotel (901 Railroad Ave); Exchange Hotel (Wellsburg); Conongue Inn (Madison & Carroll); 2-West End Hotel (232-234 W. Water); Hotel Harding (Breesport); 2-Polley's Hotel (Hendy Creek); American Hotel); Savory Inn (Chambers, NY); Van Etten Hotel (Van Etten Hotel); 4-Platt House (Horseheads); 2-B. Miller's Hotel (Fifth & Baldwin); 2-Glen Park Hotel (Watkins Glen); Homestead Inn (Southport); The Antlers; Continental Hotel (408 E. Water); Meddaugh Inn (Chemung); Spencer Hotel; and 1-Unknown.Photographs13A01
Folder contains 5 images of the Hotel Gotham, located at State and Main.Photographs13A02
Folder contains 15 images of the Old Mountain House.Photographs13A03
Folder contains 25 images of the Hotel Rathbun located on West Water Street.Photographs13B01
Folder contains an image of an unidentified group of hotel employees and 5 interior hotel photographs (either the Hotel Rathbun or the Hotel Langwell).Photographs13B02
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