Austin Western Company


Austin Western Company


An outdoor photo. Probably taken in the 1930s. The main building, in the center of the photo, has the year 1908 with the letters "A" and "D" located on the top of the building. The building is located at the corner of Villard St. and 1st Ave. West. On the corner of the building is a Bakery, with a sign above the entrance. In front of the Bakery is a Coca-Cola sign, that says: "Ice Cold Coca-Cola Sold Here", another sign says: "Model Smoking Tobacco", another sign says: "Drink Nehi", on the side of the Bakery is another Coca-Cola sign that says: "Drink Coca-Cola Delicious and Refreshing", above the Coke sign is the word "Confectionery", and finally a beer sign that says: "Berzel's Lunches, Beer on Draught, Hamm's Beer Leads them all". In the window around the corner are several signs for various products as well as a movie poster for the film 'The Black Cat' which was released in 1934. At the back end of the building is a sign that says "Beauty Parlor" and a sign that says "Nate Young, Watches & Diamonds". On the right side of the Bakery is a grocery store, with a "Red Owl Store" sign hanging outside, and below the sign are the words "Groceries, Fresh Fruit". Inside the store windows are canned goods, and food sales signs. To the right of the Red Owl store is the Lish Hardware store. 3 cars and 1 truck are parked in front of the building. Also seen are light posts with 4 lights. People are also seen crossing the street in front of the building. Exact date of photo is unknown.




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black and white Kodak Nitrate Film





Spatial Coverage

Dickinson, ND

Original Format

Nitratre Film Negatives

Physical Dimensions

5" x 7"

Cataloguer's Notes

No receipt.

Physical Location

Box111. Photo storage.

Ordering Info


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“Austin Western Company,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed January 31, 2023,