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This was the M R Craig Meat Market, before the devastating fire of 16 Jan 1906, that destroyed many businesses in downtown Russellville, AR.

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Date: 2011-09-03 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That's an interesting old photo. I'm glad we no longer have to see such vivid reminders of where meat comes from.

Date: 2011-09-03 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I wonder if the men with their hats are customers selecting their meats or inspectors. The butchers appear to be at attention.

Pat

Date: 2011-09-03 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
It's a long while since I saw scales like that. It's an impressive meat counter as well.

Bob Scotney

Date: 2011-09-03 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What an interesting photo! It all looks very posed.

Date: 2011-09-04 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] temposenzatempo.blogspot.com
Sawdust used to cover the floor of butcher shops. Renewed every day, they swept it up for this photo I think,

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Date: 2011-09-06 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This is an amazing photo, and it's just incredible how they had that meat just hanging around in the open! Karen S.

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