Ballermann's Grocery Department, New York City, 1912

glass negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York
emulsion on glass
overall: 8 x 10 in.; 20.32 x 25.4 cm

8 x 10 glass plate negative taken by Rosenfeld and Sons. Image taken as part of long term commissioned work and documentation for the American Telephone & Telegraph Company, ranging from 1910 through the 1940s. Interior view of the Ballermann's Grocery Department, probably taken in New York City between 1912 and 1913. View of a woman clerk seen recording a telephone order while another woman shops in the background. Merchandise includes:"TEMPLE GARDEN TEA", "UNCLE SAM Food", "Heeker's Cream Hominy", "Post Tosties", "QUAKER WHEAT", and various other dry goods. A large scale is seen behind the shopping woman. She is wearing a long dark skirt with a white blouse, a ladies hat, and holds a clutch purse. The clerk also wears a dark skirt but a less embellished white blouse, her long hair is bunched back and clipped loosely. Handwritten on original negative: "601 / Box 49 --3 / Tel Co / Ballermann Grocery Dept / Box 49".


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

Related Subjects

Grocery stores
Women clerks (Retail trade)