On Display Now: Disappearing Businesses

Historical Exhibition

The History Room’s latest historical photography exhibition, Disappearing Businesses, provides a look at how local businesses have been impacted by market competition, population growth and technological change, among other forces.

Long before the clothing boutiques and art galleries of today, Mill Valley residents shopped for clothing at Mayer’s department store, picked up thread at the Nimble Thimble or the 5 & 10, and drank and dined at places like Meet the Quinn’s and Esposti’s Soda Fountain. View photos of these and other Mill Valley businesses of yore.

Disappearing Businesses is on display in the Mill Valley Public Library’s downstairs gallery through January 2017.