27 August 2011
Sepia Saturday 89: Asa Manchester, Buckeye Plumbing and Heating
Picking up on the thread of store fronts, I selected this photograph of Buckeye Plumbing & Heating with Asa Manchester standing in the far left of the picture. This is a restoration of a badly damaged photograph. The lower left corner was almost entirely missing and the photograph was badly faded.
Based on Asa's estimated age in the photograph (about 30ish) and a 1902-03 Dayton Directory listing for Buckeye Plumbing and Heating, I suspect this photo was taken ca 1900. The identities of the two other gentlemen in the photograph are unknown. One possibility is J. Volney Russell, manager of Buckeye Plumbing in 1902.
This is my first contribution to Sepia Saturday having just learned about it today! I hope to have larger pictures and links to online catalogs up and running soon.