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Optometrists and opticians
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The photo at top left is cropped from a postcard showing the shop of William A. Bachman on the northeast corner of Front and Centre Streets. Note the large spectacles in the window to the left of the door, advertising his optician services. Charlie Stumpf referred to him as a jeweler and optician in his Freeland book, noting that Bachman opened his business in 1912. In the program for the 1932 annual ball of the Freeland Police Department (shared by Billy Kuklis), Bachman's ad said that he was an optometrist.
OPTOMETRISTS AND OPTICIANS
W. A. Bachman - corner Front and Centre Sts. - Jeweler and optometrist, Freeland (from Billy Kuklis, 1932 FPD Ball program) (1923 ad from Charlie Stumpf notes that Bachman repaired spectacles as well as jewelry and watches)
Dr. Irving Berger and Dr. Phyllis S. Berger – 600 Centre St. – Optometrists, Eyesight specialists – “Announce the opening of their offices for the practice of optometry; eyes examined; glasses fitted correctly” (from Ed Merrick, 1948 ad)
Dr. Gail C. Fegley – 406 Centre St. – Optometrist (from Ed Merrick, 1949 ad)
Dr. W. H. Fegley – 406 Centre St. – Optometrist (1956 ad)
Dr. D. S. Tannenbaum – 600 Centre St. – Optometrist (from Ed Merrick, 1947 ad)