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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0188
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Furniture store
TITLE   Jordt-Allen Furniture Store, or Allen Furniture Store
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of the downstairs area of a furniture store in Corpus Christi, Texas. Six men stand in the center of the store surrounded by furniture. They are, left to right, Frank C. Duck (repair and refinishing), George Gabbart (floor covering and drapery installation), an unidentified shop helper, Philip Black (salesman and manager of drapery department), W. H. Taylor (manager of repair shop), and an unidentified salesman. This store was first identified as Jordt-Allen Furniture Store in 1975. After research in the 1980s, it was identified as Allen Furniture Store located at 418 North Chaparral Street. This area of the store sold chairs, lamps, tables, sofas, and entryway cabinets. The original company was possibly in Kingsville.
PERSONAL NAME   Black, Philip. (aacr2)
Duck, Frank C. (aacr2)
Gabbart, George, 1907-1969. (aacr2)
Taylor, W. H. (aacr2)
SUBJECT   Employees. (lctgm)
Furniture stores. (lctgm)
Home furnishings stores. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Sales personnel. (lctgm)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)