Isn’t that photo so cool?!
It comes from the collection of photos that accompanied the Maffit Family Book. The filename of the photo is “John Baptiste Jerrain, in his store, 1910”. John’s store was in Chicago.
I wish I could zoom in on the details but this is about as good as it gets. So I am just going to appreciate the miracle that is this photo making its way to me and try to get my genealogist brain to be quiet. (Right after I point out that I really want to know what that photo is that’s hanging from the upper right shelves…)
Happy Wednesday, I hope you get your hands on a precious ancestor photo very, very soon! Up next, tomorrow – the first in a series of posts about John Baptiste Jerrain. That’s right, the big reveal is on its way Paul… xoxo
10 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: John Baptiste Jerrain in His Store, 1910”
What kind of store?? A book store?
Grocery Store. Although a book store would be lots cooler!!
Those look like books behind him—like legal books or something. Not cereal boxes!
Oh, haha! I can see that. I think they are cans though. 🙂
Yes, Janice’s enhancement made that quite clear! How funny!!
Do you know where the store was located? My Great Grandmother had a confectionary store on Wentworth Ave in Chicago as indicated on the 1910 census. I also have a photo of her in the store.
Very cool! No, I don’t know where it was located. I have some more digging to do. The census didn’t give any clues but I’m hoping I can find him in the Chicago City Directories under both his residence and his business. I work at my local Family History Center on Thursday nights so I’ll check those out while I’m there this week (unless I have a bunch of patrons…).
The photo appears to be a couple. I’d bet it could be a wedding portrait.
That is exactly what I was thinking! And it seems his wife died very shortly after the store opened so it would make sense that he may have hung their wedding photo. 🙂