Chester Packing Company,
later Medford's
c. 1940's

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Chester Packing Company, later Medford's; Photo courtesy of Diane Trout in memory of her grandmother, Stella Owsiany Ayars Snyder

"My Mom Mom, Stella Owsiany Ayars Snyder, is the one on the right"

 

Chester Packing Company, later Medford's; Photo courtesy of Diane Trout in memory of her grandmother, Stella Owsiany Ayars Snyder

"My Mom Mom, Stella Owsiany Ayars Snyder"

"at what was once called Chester Packing Company,
then Medford's, they are loaves of meat, not sure if ham or scrapple.
The year is in the 1940's my aunt said."

- DIANE TROUT

Diane also shares with us this caption from a Chester Times photo of her grandmother at work:

"WOMEN BUTCHERS--- Jobs that were filled, up to six months ago, by all men, are now being taken by women at the Chester Packing Company. Butchering, a time-honored masculine occupation, now is being taken over by the weaker sex, as the men are taken for armed service and jobs in war industries. Stella Ayars, typical of the women butchers, is shown as she works with George Ermich, each preparing a slab of meat for market."

Photos courtesy of Diane Trout, Cuder99@aol.com,
in memory of her grandmother, Stella Owsiany Ayars Snyder


2001 John A. Bullock III.
Graphic Details Publications

This page last updated 10/18/05