I don't remember my grand-uncle John Stanley Poltrack but I certainly remember his Cycle Shop that was located in Stamford, Connecticut. I used to get a kick out of seeing "my" name on the storefront when we drove by. John S. Poltrack was born on June 24, 1887 and the store dates back to at least the 1920s.
I have some interesting photos of the shop.
|This is probably the most "recent" photo I have taken in the 1950s|
|Going back a few years, I wonder what became of that fire hydrant. The shop specialized on Harley-Davidson motorcycles|
|The work crew. John is the older gentleman on the right|
|Inside the sales area. Notice all the Schwinns.|
|This is what a workshop should look like. Bernie Dombrowski on left and John on right. Probably taken in the 1930s|
|One of my favorite photos. A swan float in front of the Holy Name of Jesus church on Pulaski Street in Stamford, CT.|