Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Funeral Procession

Had someone loan me some photos to scan of a funeral procession.   The street appears to be Main St.,  and many old buildings that no longer exist.

Was able to zoom in and identify several businesses, which date this picture to be ca. 1910-1911.
J. L. Kern Shoe Hospital, Fraternal Hall, J. E. Sullivan Co., a laundry, and A. P. Fleischman groceries are all found in the 1910-1911 city directory.   The laundry was actually owned by Sun Wah, and his tombstone in Rienzi Cemetery is the only one there with Chinese characters on the tombstone.
The Red Dot in the photo is mine, placed so you can locate Division St. a little easier.  This is one of the few pictures that pre-date the Retlaw Hotel.

Finally discovered that this is the funeral procession for Fr. Keenan, of St. Patrick's Church. 

Orpheum Theatre

While browsing through some of the various scrapbooks donated to the society, I spotted this photo.  I had always heard of the Orpheum Theatre, but knew little about it.   It was located on Main St., just north of Forest Ave, where the old J. C. Penney building used to be.

Monday, October 10, 2016

More Mt. Calvary images

These are additional photos from an early untitled photo album, ca. 1913-1914, of the Mt. Calvary area.  These pictures include activities that the young man must have participated in while living at the seminary.

I think that the seminarians put on a lot of plays for entertainment.

The original Village People???????

...and they played ball....

early Mt. Calvary postcards

These are photos from an unknown photo album, that appear to be of the Mt. Calvary area.  The photo album appears to have belonged to a seminarian, ca. 1913-1914.

If you can identify any of these photos, please post a comment on my blog.

1913 Corpus Christi Procession in Mt. Calvary

It is always fun to uncover new items, and this week I am starting to catalog our collection of scrapbooks and photo albums.    One of the photo albums that I opened, appears to be from a seminarian who attended St. Lawrence Seminary back when it was still called St. Lawrence College.
One particular item of note, was a collection of postcards inside of his album, of the 1913 Corpus Christi Procession held in Mt. Calvary that year.   What a spectacular participation!
I will be posting more pictures from this photo album, of Mt. Calvary, in another post.