Parker Store, Menola, NC – 2

Source: Murfreesboro Historical Association Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #691.006

Inside the Parker Store in Menola, North Carolina

Inside the Parker Store in Menola, North Carolina

Staff Person: Anna Hardee

Description:
This is inside the Parker Store in Menola, NC. If you notice, there are 2 old phonograph players and one says Edison Standard Phonograph, and the other says, Edison Home Phonograph. There is also a Mandolin hanging on the back wall. I thought that the old Victrolas were interesting. I don’t remember every having used one, but since Vinyl records are a thing of the past I thought that it would be nice for some of us to take a stroll down memory lane, I am pretty sure that most of our grandparents had them years ago. There is also an old camera sitting on a small table just below the flags that are hanging on the wall.

Things have changed so much in the last 50-75 years. This photograph is one of over 1800 that you will find in this portion of the collection. There are numerous photographs of items like this as well as people and buildings. This is one of my favorites.

I hope you all will enjoy this and come up to Special Collections and take a look at this wonderful collection of old memories.

Manuscript Collection 691/6

Parker Store, Menola, NC – 1

Source: Murfreesboro Historical Association Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #691

The Parker Store at Menola, North Carolina

The Parker Store at Menola, North Carolina

Staff Person: Anna Hardee

Description:
The Parker Store at Menola, NC in Hertford, County Collection #691/6 Murfreesboro Historical Association Collection

How many of the below items can you identify?
There is the old Coffee grinder, and an old washing machine.
The wooden boxes on the shelves contained many things such as leather for the soles of shoes, rice and one box in particular contained Small arms ammunition loaded shot shells.
If you look at the left of the photo where the woven baskets are, on the third shelf down there are old bottles of medicinal supplies. Most of the items in this photo are rarely ever seen anymore.
There are numerous photos along this line in this collection, along with old buildings and landmarks.
I hope you enjoy this week’s staff pick.
If you would like, please come up and check out our vast collection of various materials.

Manuscript Collection 691.003

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