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Ice cream cart and employees of Charles H. Wachter, Confectioners, standing in front of the Wachter store at 187 West Broadway, South Boston, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2730.0310.001 (RS123)

Description

Four female employees and one male employee of Charles H. Wachter's confectionery and ice cream business pose in their aprons in front of his parlor and store at 187 West Broadway, in South Boston. Charles Wachter is the man with the shorter and lighter hair standing closest to the door of the store. Another employee holds the reins of the horse drawing the wagon lettered with Wachter's name and address. Charles Wachter assumed control of the business started by his brother in 1870. He later moved the business to 1459 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1890s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000123
AccessID: 179
Other identifier: HNEDID-000123
GUSN
194869
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2730.0310.001

Record details

Originator
Wachter, Charles H., 1856- (retailer)
Other People
Wachter, Charles H., 1856-
Descriptive Terms
aprons (protective wear)
business (commercial function)
candy
commercial buildings
confectioneries
horse-drawn vehicles
ice cream
ice cream parlors
storefronts
wagons (cargo vehicles)
workers
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
German Americans
West Broadway (South Boston, Mass.)
city life
Places
South Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: South Boston: West Broadway

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