A Look Back: Photos of Salt Lake’s small business owners
Published: April 20, 2013 06:15PM
Updated: January 29, 2014 07:48PM
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(Salt Lake Tribune archive) C.J. Schmidt's drugstore and saloon in Sandy in 1883. There was only one well in Sandy at the time and water had to be hauled in on each train, so Schmidt's sold water for 5 cents a bucket. Miners and smelter workers made saloons prosper, tending to reduce the demand for water.

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. Today’s photos feature the barbers, tailors, butchers and other small business owners in Salt Lake around 1900.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.

Here are some of the previous installments:

Life on the Ute Reservation in early the 1900s

Women’s fashion in the 1960s

Dogs in Utah around 1900

Utah’s early cultural diversity

Utah artists from the late 1800s to the early 1900s

Presidential visits to Utah from the 1860s

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s

BYU, Utah football programs

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

The centennial Days of ‘47 parade in downtown Salt Lake City from July 1947

Women’s fashion from 1949-50

Construction of the Salt Lake Temple and SLC in the 1800s

Utah college life from the 1930s to 1960s

Old newspaper advertisements

People and events in Salt Lake City from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s

Historical images of Sugar House

Aerial images of Salt Lake City in the 1960s

Historic photos of Temple Square

Historic scenes from Salt Lake City

Saltair

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

Salt Lake City in the 1900s

Key moments in Utah Jazz history

Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park from 1935 to 1951

Kennecott Utah Copper Mine in the 1930s and 1940s

Salt Lake City and other Utah cities in the 1800s

Geneva Steel

Historical buildings in Salt Lake City