During the summer of 1885, Hungarian immigrant Victor Wald (1861-1936) operated Ladies and Gentlemen’s Ice Cream Saloon, an ice cream and soda water business in Orangeburg, South Carolina. In addition to serving his customers at the counter, Wald sold ice cream by the quart and gallon for events. Besides his ice cream and soda water business, Wald had another store in Orangeburg from which he sold candies, sugar, tobacco, and fruit. Wald went on to become a travelling salesman and served as a director for Orangeburg’s The Planters Bank from 1908 until around 1911.
Main Image: Ladies and Gentlemen’s Ice Cream Saloon advertisement. Reprinted from The Times and Democrat, July 23, 1885.