Shorpy Saturday – Pringle Furniture: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck

Furniture sure has changed over the years. In 1912 the selection of furniture was probably somewhat smaller but I would have to imagine the quality and craftsmanship was some of the best. You be the judge as we peer inside of a Detroit furniture showroom.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Pringle Furniture: 1912“:

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. “Pringle Furniture Co. showroom with tables and miscellaneous furniture.” Our second peek behind the scenes at this eerily deserted furniture emporium. 8×10 inch glass negative.


Below is a shot of the exterior of the what probably was the storefront:



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One response to “Shorpy Saturday – Pringle Furniture: 1912

  1. Janis Childs

    Hello-I have a desk that my grandmother bought from Pringles in Detroit. I have pictures and could send to you. Is it of any worth? It ihas a hinged drop down desk with glass doors above. I have a partial label and I think it was made in 1951. Is that possible? My grandmother died at 96 in 1994.
    Thank you for any information!
    Janis Childs

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