c. 1906
3.5 in HIGH x 5.5 in WIDE
(8.89 cm HIGH x 13.97 cm WIDE)
Gift of The Emporium

Photo is a copy print mounted on foam board. Photo shows the temporary residence of The Emporium after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire which gutted the store on Market St. The new store is a private home with a sign hanging from the roof that says "The Emporium" and another sign above the door that says "New Home of the Emporium." A horse and buggy are parked on the street in front of the home and a man is walking down the sidewalk. According to the Emporium's history: "The Emporium was the first store to reopen for business [after the earthquake and fire], using the residence of one of the stockholders, Mr. Elias Hecht, on Post Street and Van Ness Avenue. One of the bathrooms served as the business office and the employment office was in the clothes closet. The entire house was used, including the stable and hot house. Because The Emporium had F.S. (Daddy) Owles as the New York office head, carloads of merchandise began to flow and it took only two weeks to arrive at the makeshift store, which served as the Company's location for about 2 1/2 years."

Used: Emporium

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