6/3/13

On FARNUM STREET in Omaha, Nebraska in 1908


This was going to be a quickie post; come in, drop the images, then leave. But if anyone knows me after following this site you'll know that an old piece of paper can lead me to a place I hadn't planned on.

Today I give you two businesses that existed across the street from each other in 1908 Omaha, Nebraska. I'll let the images I found in old newspapers at the Library of Congress tell the little stories.




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On the left side of the street you'll see Dresher Tailors.



April 20,1902, Omaha Bee



June 2, 1905, Omaha Bee



November 12,1905, Omaha Bee



April 8,1906, Omaha Bee



May 26,1907, Omaha Bee



October 13,1907, Omaha Bee



September 4,1910, Omaha Bee



October 2,1910, Omaha Bee



November 24, 1910, Omaha Bee


On the right side of the street you'll see Balduff's Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant.



November 20,1897, The Courier


November 24,1898, Omaha Bee

April 20,1902, Omaha Bee


November 5,1905, Omaha Bee


July 26,1906, Omaha Bee


June 26,1907, Omaha Bee

Want ad from The Ice Cream Trade Journal in 1908




November 14,1908, Omaha Bee


February 2,1909, Omaha Bee

March 20,1909, Omaha Bee


March 24,1909, Omaha Bee


April 10,1909, Omaha Bee


August 4,1909, Omaha Bee

August 3,1909, Omaha Bee

So the ice cream parlor did not survive and was running an ad the day after the takeover of their premises. I don't know what became of the tailor.

2 comments:

  1. On a hot day, take a barrel home in your pocket. Love it.

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  2. I always enjoy the old ad copy in magazines. So optimistic, and full of innocent hustle. If there is such a thing.

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