Groceries and Insurance

Well, I think it’s a little interesting that in 1862, A.F. & G.C. Carley, wholesale and retail dealers in family groceries, actually billed their dealing in wines, brandies, gins, bourbon, Monongahela & magnolia whiskeys above their flour and boneless pork offerings. They had their priorities. And while you were sampling the Monongahela, you might step …

The ladder truck

A brief note in the totally wonderful “The New Albany” from 1891: “The fire in the telephone office, the other day, five stories above the street, gave opportunity for an illustration of the value of the extension truck, by which ladders were speedily run to the upper stories. Its value, where life was in danger, …