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  Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
 County: Palo Pinto County, TX
[Poston's Dry Goods, 6 of 15:   With Display Case]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 6 of 15: With Display Case]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands with an antique [in 2008] thread (Please not the markings, "Clark", "O.N.T." "White" "Colors" on the drawers) cabinet in his store, Poston Dry Goods (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue). The year of the picture is 1975.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 7 of 15:   With Display Case, Drawers Open]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 7 of 15: With Display Case, Drawers Open]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in the sewing department of his store, Poston Dry Goods (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue). The display case is open to show the different types and colors of sewing thread in stock. Colored threads were separated from white for easier selection, and both were available in various brands, spooled quantities and thread sizes.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 8 of 15:  Royal Society Display Case]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 8 of 15: Royal Society Display Case]

Date: 1975
Creator: A.F. Weaver
Description: The Royal Society embroidery and tatting thread display case with its owner, Will Poston standing next to it, is shown in the photograph. Poston Dry Goods stood at 107 N. Oak Avenue, in Mineral Wells, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 9 of 15:   Outside of Store Front]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 9 of 15: Outside of Store Front]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in front of his store, Poston Dry Goods (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue). Poston's was the largest department store in Mineral Wells after the Howard Brothers Department Stores discontinued operations. Many of the glass show cases in Poston's came from the earlier Howard Brothers store. These cases are on display in the store. The store itself is now the Mineral Wells branch of the Palo Pinto County courthouse.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 10 of 15:   Inside View of Store]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 10 of 15: Inside View of Store]

Date: unknown
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: A photograph of Will Poston and a cashier inside Poston Dry Goods store, 107 N. Oak Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas. [Will Poston is in cashier's/accountant's office. The cashier is preparing to pull a cord to set the cash trolley system in motion Piles of trousers take up the foreground] A central cashier's stand was what is now known as "state of the art" near the middle of twentieth century. This one was located in a corner of the mens' trousers department. The historic Poston store is now a Mineral Wells annex of the Palo Pinto County courthouse.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 11 of 15:  Inside View of Store]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 11 of 15: Inside View of Store]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in his department store, Poston Dry Goods located at 107 N. Oak Avenue. The picture gives a broad view of the boot department of the Western attire carried by the store.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 12 of 15:   Inside View of his Store]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 12 of 15: Inside View of his Store]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston stands in his department store, preparing to dispatch a container to his cashier's department. A view of the boot department, with a typical stock of Western boots, is displayed.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 13 of 15:   Inside Cashier Station]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 13 of 15: Inside Cashier Station]

Date: 1975
Creator: Weaver, A. F.
Description: Photograph of Will Poston standing behind a desk in Poston Dry Goods and reaching up to the handle of a pulley that was part of a messenger system in the store. Part of the store is visible behind him, including boxes stacked on shelves and clothing laid out on tables.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 14 of 15:   Inside Cashier Station]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 14 of 15: Inside Cashier Station]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: Will Poston surveys the domain in his store, Poston Dry Goods located at 107 N. Oak Avenue. The photograph was taken about 1975.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Poston's Dry Goods, 15 of 15;  Dry Goods case]

[Poston's Dry Goods, 15 of 15; Dry Goods case]

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: A sewing-thread display case, bearing the Corlicelli brand name, inside the Poston Dry Goods store (located at 107 N. Oak Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas). Poston's was the largest dry goods store in town after the Howard Brothers Department Stores discontinued operations. Many of the display cases in Poston's (perhaps this was one of them) had come from the earlier Howard Brothers' store.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
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