Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Workday Wednesday–Arthur's On the Job! ~ Part 1


My regular readers may remember reading about my Grandfather, Arthur Harry Iverson, in my previous post I Found Clark Gable's Mechanic in the 1940 Census.

I was thrilled to find this photo (below), as well as other photos, of Arthur at work in one of my Grandmother Ingrid's Books of Remembrance.




Arthur Harry Iverson at work in a Garage
Arthur (right) and Another Mechanic
at Work in January 1931

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Here are some close-up views from the above photograph.

 

First up—my Grandpa, Arthur Harry Iverson.


Arthur Harry Iverson at work in a Garage
Arthur Harry Iverson


I thought it would be interesting to show the calendar from the day the photo was taken. Looks like it was a January day in 1931.




1931 Calendar at Mechanic's Garage where Arthur Harry Iverson worked
Calendar at Mechanic's Shop



Don’t you just love this old car with the advertisement on the back?
JONES & OHEARNE
PLUMBING
AND
SODA FOUNTAIN
- SERVICE -
3798 S. WESTERN
Jones & OHearne Plumbing and Soda Fountain Service Vintage Car
Classic Car
 
 
 
I have more photos of Arthur at work to share with you in our next installment of Arthur's On the Job!

Thanks for reading!




Copyright © Jana Last 2012

11 comments:

  1. Great photo Jana, and so many details! You can see the front wheels of the car are still there. And isn't the combination of a plumbing and a soda fountain service a bit strange? (Possibly my understanding of what a soda fountain is, is not correct.)

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    1. Hi Peter,

      Yep, I thought the same thing about the plumbing and soda fountain service being a rather odd combination.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. I love old photos and this one is wonderful. It is fun to see all of the details you can pull out of it - and that calendar to help you date it. Your grandfather was a handsome man.

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    1. Hi Kathy, Thanks so much for your kind comments. I love old photos too. It was so fun to find these photos of my grandfather at work.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love how you showed us the details of the photo. And I think the plumbing and soda fountain service make a perfect combination. They found a niche market! The old soda fountains required pumping soda and water through pipes or whatever. Spigots and knobs. Pipes and pumps. Sounds like plumbing to me.

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    1. Hi Wendy! You're right about the niche market thing. And as I think about it more the plumbing and soda fountain combo makes sense. Especially if you picture the old-fashioned soda fountain at the drug store serving up ice cream and soda creations.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks Wendy for the explanation of the soda/plumbing combi. I can see that niche market now.

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  4. These photos are so cool! I've wondered for years what his work environment looked like. Now I know!

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    1. Hi Cindy,

      I'm so excited about these photos too! There are a few more photos of Arthur at work and I'm looking forward to sharing them.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  5. Hi Jana! These are a remarkable photos! I would really love to see more photos of Arthur, pls. keep posting. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Phoebe, Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you liked the photos of my grandfather at work. I was thrilled to find them.

      Thanks for reading and for your comments!

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