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Hans Wagner, Hamburg

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 2nd, 2023.
Hans Wagner, Hamburg 1
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Monsieur Adrien. License: All Rights Reserved.

Hans Wagner butcher’s shop on the corner of Methfesselstraße and Müggenkampstraße was an institution in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel. The company was founded by Theodor Wagner, a butcher’s apprentice from the Ore Mountains, who came to Altona in 1890 and bought his master’s shop on Große Bergstraße two years later. The branch in Eimsbüttel was opened in 1905. At the end of 2022, Michael and Sandra Wagner had to close the family business for good. [source: Hamburger Abendblatt]

In 1950, the shop front featured blackletter and sans-serif lettering. The neon sign with Brush Script and caps from a generic grotesk was probably installed in the mid-20th century.

Hans Wagner, Hamburg 2
Source: Schlachterei Hans Wagner. License: All Rights Reserved.
Hans Wagner, Hamburg 3
Source: Michael Arning. License: All Rights Reserved.
Hans Wagner, Hamburg 4
Source: Alina Behfar. License: All Rights Reserved.


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