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Willis and Crismond: 1928

Willis and Crismond: 1928

Fredericksburg, Virginia, circa 1928. "Willis and Crismond, dealers in fertilizers. Merchants' Stores and Offices, Brick Row, Commerce and Prince Edward Streets." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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It's wonderful to see how the building gets reused over the years! The Willis in the original building, is related to my husband's family, which is how I found this awesome website!


Below is the same view from April of 2011.

The secret to their success

was in not overspending on physical plant. Just great fertilizer at everyday low prices.

The Emperor's new steps.

Watch that first step, above the truck. It's a doozy!

Now William and Prince Edward


Today the chimneys have been capped and the building houses the fabulous Ristorante Renato.

Time stood still, sort of

I've been thinking that, if it weren't for the autos and the electrical lines, these Johnston photos could have been taken before the Civil War. Then I realized that they also could have been taken in the 1950s South of my youth.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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