Local Business History Section
Chemung County NY
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Commerce is the foundation of human society. Before the churches, before the schools, before the other public institutions, there were businesses. The exchange of goods and services is the force that keeps human society functioning. Understanding the goods and services available to our ancestors at a given time is the essence of understanding the culture in which they lived. Understanding the businesses that could have employed any of your ancestors is also part of  knowing the world they lived in and the options and opportunities they had in their lives. We will be very pleased to receive business histories and photos for inclusion in this section of the site. From the one person operation to the billion dollar corporation, if they are part of this area and its history, we want to know about them and preserve their memory.
This postcard of Tice Bros. Ice Co. is from the MidWest, not our own area. It was sent to me by a person years ago and the business page seems a good time to finally display it. 
Do you have articles or business histories you would like to submit for inclusion here?
Business & Industry
Farming a Hundred Years Ago
Trades Our People Followed
1868 - How to Succeed in Business
County Hotels
1925 Saturday Evening Post Ads
Early Industry in Chemung County
1857 Elmira Business Directory
1863 Elmira Business Histories
1863 Elmira Business Directory
1866 Elmira Business Directory
1868 Chemung & Schuyler County Business Directory
1869 Town of Chemung Business Directory
1872 Chemung County Farmers
1874 Classified Business Ads, Elmira
1874 Horseheads Business Directory
1880 Chemung County Villages - Business Directories
1880 Elmira City Business Directory
1882 Elmira Business Directory
1882 Horseheads Business Directory
1888 Elmira Business Directory
1917 Elmira Business Directory
1923 Phone Book Ads
1946 Phone Book Ads
Chemung County Businesses
Hollenbeck's Store at Newtown 1783-1787
Knapp Store Records - Southport 1819
Milk Station at Erin
Chemung County Newspapers
Salute to Hibbard Hardware
1928 Growing Beans at Millport
Dr. Carey's Marsh Root
Jane Wells, Elmira's First Florist
Hosmer Billings, Bookseller
T. A. Pagett, Music Dealer
1897 Crandal & Brooks
James T. Wise, Jeweler
Elmira Oil Company
H. Strause, Tailor
LaFarge & Swarthout, Jewelers
Frederick Ayers, Jeweler & Optician
Ayers Marble & Granite Monuments
Theodore Friendly, Carriages
Coykendall Shoes & Slippers
W. Prentice, Household Goods
John Collins, Harness
Elmira China
Funeral Director, Charles Davis
1923 Phone Book Ads
1946 Phone Book Ads
Gus Valois, Barber to Mark Twain
Chapman's Grist Mill & Other Erin Photos
1883 Wagon House Ledger
Knapps Service Station
The Doylemarx Story 1898-1948
Charles MacDougall, Milkman of Veteran
Charlie Ackley, Barber to Five Generations
Foundry in Elmira
Elmira Diners
Wagner's Grocery - Pine City
K. B. Matthews Ad Card, Chemung
Ed Marks, Pharmacist
Hancock Bakery
1884 Elmira Businesses & Education
Chemung County NY
Published On Site On 26 JUL 2003
By Joyce M. Tice

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