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SWETCO – A Beautiful Shop Front on the Bubbling Well Road

Posted: January 4th, 2022 | No Comments »

Back in 2016 I posted a rather plain advertisement for (what I assumed to be) the rather uninspirignly named shop SWETCO, a silver and glass tableware company on the Bubbling Well Road (Nanjing West Road). However, it is a much more interesting store.

My thanks to Fred Schevtz who got in touch to let me know that his grandfather owned the store – Shvetz Co. became shortened to ‘Swetco’. He also kindly sent me the picture below with his mother – Eda (Dinaburg) Shvetz – and grandmother – Lisa Dinaburg – outside the gorgeous shopfront on the Bubbling Well Road. No precise date but this would be around 1940 or shortly thereafter.

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