When writing the recent article about traditional hardware stores, specifically Ashling’s Hardware in Greenfield, Ohio, I was unable to find suitable photographs to go with the story. Since then I have located two photos, one of the store’s exterior and the other an interior view showing from left to right, employees Mary Williams Baxla, Jim Fagan, Ray Ashling, and founder, Louis H. Ashling. I believe these photos are circa 1940s or early 1950s.
I also want to mention other long-time employees that included, Lee Bartley, Russell Kerr and his son, Bill Kerr.
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In case you didn’t notice, the display cases to the left and right of the aisle were manufactured by Greenfield’s Waddell Company. Waddell is still a major maker of quality display cases and is still located in Greenfield, Ohio, USA!
Wonder if similar photographs exist for Jones Hardware? Another great store with great folks.
Great follow-up on Ashlings story.