The Ghosts of the Philadelphia Branch

I was looking through our file on salesmen for the Hammond company and recalled this photo of Mr. Howard T. Reynolds at the Philadelphia Branch, in 1922. From a letter to his wife, he writes that Philadelphia was a “fine office.. just as nice as Detroit, Three Salesmen, Two repair men, one book keeper, and one Stenographer.”

If you look closely at the photo you can see the reflection of those employees, at 208 South 11th St. Like looking through a window into the past…

Previously the branch was located at 109 Walnut, and before that 33 and 35 South Tenth St. I wonder if Charles H. Finwbewer also worked there.