Photo of J. M. Ditto, jeweler and optometrist, in Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado

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Item: Photo of J. M. Ditto, jeweler and optometrist, in Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado

Description: 3.5 x 5.75 inch photograph of the storefront for "J. M Ditto - Jeweler, Optometrist" with a man standing in front (probably Ditto himself). The address is 822, but no street name is visible. Date of photograph is uncertain, but appears to be from the 1930's or early 1940s. Faint scuffs to photo surface.

Around 1908, Joesph Matthew Ditto (1866-1946) opened his business in Monte Vista in Rio Grande County, Colorado. He had been born in Iowa and, prior to moving to Monte Vista, had been a jeweler in Lincoln Park (near Canon City in Fremont County, Colorado). In 1914 he was noted to be serving on the executive committee of the Colorado State Optical Society.

Condition: Very Good

Place: Monte Vista, Colorado
Year: Ca. 1930s-1940s

Keywords: Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado, photograph, history, business, J. M. Ditto, jeweler, optometrist, business front, street front, Colorado State Optical Society, Joesph Matthew Ditto, Lincoln Park,

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