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Plaenert's Grocery

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Walter Plaenert, owner of Plaenert's Grocery, poses in front of his store at 1128 South Park Street. He is holding a sign for the South Side Picnic. The sign reads "June 14, Watch Cards Change, Board Compliments, Capital City Lumber Company." It also has a large question mark in the center. The store has merchandise in the windows and signs for "Kennedy's Creamery", "It's a Food, Schoep's, Home-ade Ice Cream", "Lake Shore Seeds", "Central Wisconsin Co-operative." On the right, vegetables in flats are for sale. On the left is a window with a workman in an apron peering out. His apron is advertising a lumber company. There is a building permit below Plaenert's window.


Image ID: 102732

Creation Date: 1931-06 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Potter, Colleen O'Dea: Photographs

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: digital file

Original Format Number: 1201000626

Original Dimensions: 4521 X 2606 pixels


Loaned for scanning by Colleen O'Dea Potter.

Note on back of photo, "Walter Plaenert's Grocery, Park Street, Across from head of Olin Ave-Removed-Walter was 14th Ward Alderman for years". Walter was born in 1892 and died in 1985. A later image from 1931 (Image ID:19042) shows a new display window for Plaenert's Grocery Store that may be the window with the workman on the left.



Clothing and dress

Display of merchandise

Grocery trade



Outdoor photography



Show windows


Work clothes


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