Interior of the Spurling Store around 1905.

Charles Samuel Spurling, son of store founder Charles Eaton Spurling, waits on a customer.

Charles S. Spurling went to Hebron University, hence the large "H" on his college sweater.

From left to right, we can see:
-three chairs, one a rocker, for casual "customers"
-above the chairs a kerosene lamp on the wall
-a large floor-standing coffee grinder
-a large kerosene lamp hanging from the ceiling
-a potbellied stove
-at least 120 shoe boxes on the back shelves
-a broom
-another two chairs
-the smartly-dressed customer
-a scale on the counter
-Charles in his Hebron U. college sweater, a neatly wrapped and tied parcel in his right hand
-two barrels
-three piled-up cartons or crates, the small top one has an apple printed on it
-well-stocked shelves; the 12 square boxes above Charles' head near the top right are "Oats"

photo courtesy of Barbara Brooks