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 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...

Date: 2010-12-30 03:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oakmouse
My guess is 4th of July parade... The cars look to me like late 19-teens to 1920s, but that's kind of a vague and wobbly estimate.


Date: 2010-12-30 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Great picture. I bet somebody in the Historical Society knows what this was about.

Date: 2011-01-01 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Those cars ... That can't be much after 1920. WWI is a good guess.

Date: 2011-01-01 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I believe this is a picture of downtown Russellville, Arkansas. Leonard's Hardware is a local company that was orginally located downtown.


Date: 2011-01-01 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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's great-granddaddy...

Date: 2011-01-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Here is another picture of downtown Russellville during the same time period:

Date: 2011-01-02 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
By George, you are right...

Fixing my post title now...

Date: 2011-01-02 02:24 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
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.



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