Wednesday, May 16, 2012
An advertisement on the letter's verso listed Schabel's specialties as:
Fresh killed beef, veal, pork, mutton, lamb, sausage
Poultry, game, fish, shrimp, crabs, oysters
Apples, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, berries, cherries, melons, canteloupes, bananas
Dried prunes, apples, peaches
Fresh milk, cream, cheese, butter, buttermilk, domestic and imported cheese, eggs
Potatoes, onions, cabbage
Pigs' feet, spare ribs, tongues, kraut, imported olive oil, Italian paste, jams, preserves, pickles, relishes, etc.
Fancy cakes, candies, plum pudding, mince meat, jellies, fruit cake, assorted crackers, extracts
Sugar, rice, barley, meal
Toilet and laundry soaps
Poultry and stock feed
Images above: Aug[ust] Schabel, letter to Elbert G. Sandoz, 21 January 1926, Guy Seghers Office Records, "District 5 Square 39," Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries.