Friday, April 8, 2016

1928 Employees of Becker's Department Store in Ripley, Ohio

Pauline Clotworthy Illustration

In 1928, Becker's Department Store in Ripley, Ohio was owned and operated by Louis Linn Becker.  Among the items for sale were various articles of clothing for men and women.  These were purchased wholesale in Cincinnati. In a section for news from Ripley in the March 4, 1928 issue of The Cincinnati Enquirerwas the announcement that four Becker's employees, Neva Yearsley, Bernice and Corrine Ladenburger, and May Boatman attended a fashion show in Cincinnati. Perhaps they were scouting out the latest trends in fashion for the store and the citizens of Ripley!

Photo courtesy of Bidzer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (],via Wikimedia Commons