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4th of July 1889

This photograph from the 4th of July in 1889 was taken on the northeast corner of South Bend’s Main and Wayne Streets, in front of the home of Darwin H. Baker, owner of the boot and shoe company D.H. Baker & Bros. On this patriotic holiday, a group of young men dressed in colonial outfits, complete with wigs and tri-corner hats. These Founding Father look-alikes include H.C. Henrich, Elmer Stoll (pressman for the Times), Harry Bentley (school teacher), Walter Dodge, Frank Boone (bookkeeper for Birdsell Clover Huller), L.H. Orvis (assistant undertaker), Tom Stanfield (bookkeeper), and Winthrop Urquhart (travelling salesman). Donated by Mrs. F.E. Flaufield.

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