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Koltes & Esser Hardware

Koltes & Esser Hardware | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Henry Esser stands on the step in front of Koltes & Esser Hardware in the 300 block of West Lakeside Street. Fencing, garbage cans, a hose reel and lawn mower are on display at the curb. The rear of the company truck can be seen parked on the left. The window is full of merchandise and signs. Bamboo fishing poles are stacked diagonally across the front. A sign for the South Side Picnic to be held on Sunday, June 14th, 1931, is propped against the store foundation. It reads "Dance, South Side Picnic, Sun. June 14, Olin Park, Board Compliments, Capital City Lumber Company." Many of the South Madison businesses displayed similar signs.
DESCRIPTION
Henry Esser stands on the step in front of Koltes & Esser Hardware in the 300 block of West Lakeside Street. Fencing, garbage cans, a hose reel and lawn mower are on display at the curb. The rear of the company truck can be seen parked on the left. The window is full of merchandise and signs. Bamboo fishing poles are stacked diagonally across the front. A sign for the South Side Picnic to be held on Sunday, June 14th, 1931, is propped against the store foundation. It reads "Dance, South Side Picnic, Sun. June 14, Olin Park, Board Compliments, Capital City Lumber Company." Many of the South Madison businesses displayed similar signs.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:102505
Creation Date:June 1931
Creator Name:Unknown
City:South Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Potter, Colleen O'Dea: Photographs
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1201000617
Original Dimensions:4351 X 2485 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Loaned for scanning by Colleen O'Dea Potter.

The current occupant of this building (August 2013) is Cronometro. This was Koltes and Esser's first location, they later moved to the east side of the same block, into the building currently occupied by Madison Baha'i Faith.

SUBJECTS
Brickwork
Trees
Clothing and dress
Neckties
Cities and towns
Neighborhoods
Sidewalks
Men
Outdoor photography
Display of merchandise
Hardware stores
Selling
Show windows
Stores, Retail
Signs and signboards
Clocks and watches
Streets
Trucks

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