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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2010-12-29 19:41

Those Places Thursday: Commerce Street, Downtown Russellville



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...

[identity profile] dee-burris.livejournal.com 2011-01-01 23:40 (UTC)(link)
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...

(Anonymous) 2011-01-01 23:53 (UTC)(link)
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

[identity profile] dee-burris.livejournal.com 2011-01-02 00:08 (UTC)(link)
By George, you are right...

Fixing my post title now...

(Anonymous) 2011-01-02 02:24 (UTC)(link)
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.

Ryan