"Electric Repair Store," date and photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-6195.

Man on old-fashioned motorcycle with sidecar in front of corner store with another man standing behind. Store has wrought-iron upper balcony and fence alongside. Signs hanging above windows read “Dawson’s Emergency Electric Repair Service. Look for Man on Motorcycle. Open Sunday’s and Holiday’s. Call city 6520. Repairs on all electrical appliances – Light & power installations. Day & Night. All Work Strictly Cash. Quick Service.” and “Dawson’s Emergency Electric Repair Service Open Day and Night. Call 6520.” Small sign on doorway reads “For Sale Sewing Machine Motor $12.00″. Signs painted on window advertise Dawson’s service, Electrician, magazines, Daily Racing Form and Edison – Mazda Lamps. Table with magazines displayed alongside shop. “Dawson’s Emergency Electric Repair and Service 430 West Chestnut” is painted on side of motorcycle sidecar.

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