Charles Samuel Spurling, son of store founder Charles E. Spurling, waits on a customer.
Charles S. Spurling went to Hebron University, hence the large "H" on his college sweater.
From left to right, we can see:
- three chairs, one a rocker, for casual "customers"
- above the chairs a kerosene lamp on the wall
- a large floor-standing coffee grinder
- a large kerosene lamp hanging from the ceiling
- a potbellied stove
- at least 120 shoe boxes on the back shelves
- a broom
- another two chairs
- the smartly-dressed customer
- a scale on the counter
- Charles in his Hebron U. college sweater, a neatly wrapped and tied parcel in his right hand
- two barrels
- three piled-up cartons or crates, the small top one has an apple printed on it
- well-stocked shelves; the 12 square boxes above Charles' head near the top right are "Oats"
Photo courtesy of Barbara Brooks