Friday, November 14, 2008
In Carmel's early years, in the first half of the 20th century, a general store owned by Louis S. Slevin was a center for life and commerce. In those days, general stores were a combination Walmart, post office and meeting hall, with plenty of leisurely conversation about the issues of the day. Some folks stopped by Slevin's store on a daily basis. His walls featured photos of local scenery, shot by Slevin himself, who was inclined, at any moment, to load up his cameras and hang a sign saying, "Closed, gone to the countryside." Today, his photos are prized by historians and aficionados.