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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 07:41 pm
 photo Commerce Street Russellville.jpg

That one was stuck in the Williams family photo album.

I'm guessing around World War I? I can't count the stars on the flag...

Some of the men are in shirt sleeves, and the trees at the far end of Main Street appear to be fully leafed out. So I'm saying early summer...

ETA: Thanks to Ryan - who has a very good eye for detail, I know now that this was Main Commerce Street, Russellville, AR.

And it could be before 1914...
Saturday, January 1st, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
I believe this is a picture of downtown Russellville, Arkansas. Leonard's Hardware is a local company that was orginally located downtown.

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
You might be right.

The date would have to be earlier though. My Williamses did live in Russellville, but not during World War I.

So that would make it before 1914.

I guess someone could have mailed it to them. But a photo like this in that album usually means that somewhere in that crowd, I ought to be able to point to a little dot and say, oh lookee there...it's great-granddaddy...
Saturday, January 1st, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Here is another picture of downtown Russellville during the same time period: http://cgi.ebay.com/early-1900s-photo-Arkansas-Russellville-Street-s-/260623158628?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cae59cd64
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 12:08 am (UTC)
By George, you are right...

Fixing my post title now...
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
I drove downtown tonight to look for the buildings in the picture. All of these buildings (except the one on the far left) are still standing. This is Commerce Street looking South.