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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0023
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Auto dealer
TITLE   Shelton-Bailey Motor Company
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of the office of Shelton-Bailey Motor Company, Refugio, Texas. Two men in business attire sit at a desk in a small room. Wall length windows look out into a warehouse or garage. The man seated on the left is owner Vivian Bailey. This company sold Fords, Firestone tires, and tubes. Note the picture of Henry Ford on the wall, as well as the cradle phone on the desk and the hand crank phone with a switching device on the wall. This period was a transitional one as consumers moved from hand crank wall phones and upright desk phones to cradle models.
PERSONAL NAME   Bailey, Vivian V. 1896-1978. (aacr2)
SUBJECT   Automobile dealers. (lcsh)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Merchants. (lctgm)
Office workers. (lctgm)
Offices. (lcsh)
United States--Texas--Refugio. (lcsh)