I photographed this old country store, which sits beside a field on Troupville Road, in 2010. For five years I wondered about its identity and fate. Grant Mishoe wrote to say it was still owned by descendants of the family who built it and it’s still standing. From the late 1800s until it closed it sold dry goods and various sundries, from boots to jeans and feed to turpentine.
It was amazing that the old signs were still intact. The thermometer was for some sort of snake oil (i.e. quack medicine) for the kidneys. There were also insurance signs from the Southern Agriculturist, as well as several signs for Dental Snuff.