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Chester Powell, delivery boy for Star Merc. Store
Chester Powell, delivery boy for Star Merc. Store
TitleChester Powell, delivery boy for Star Merc. Store
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionA view of a man leaning against a wagon that has an umbrella that says "Beck Clothing Co. always the cheapest." The wagon is being pulled by two horses that have blankets over them. On the right is a wooden porch. There are trees in the background.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Horses
Horse teams
Carts & wagons
Dirt roads
Personal NameBeck, Morris, 1864-1942
Powell, Chester
Organization NameBeck Clothing Company (Jamestown, N.D.)
LocationStutsman County (N.D.)
Item NumberST268
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 25 cm.
Transcription"Chester Powell, delivery boy for Star Merc. Store"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryAccording to Writer's Block by Bruce Berg there was a Beck Clothing on Main Street or within a stone's throw from the Main Avenue.
Morris Beck established Beck Clothing Store in 1906 with A.E. Simmons and L.B. Niemeyer. The company purchased the entire Opera House Block from Lloyds. Beck's Clothing Co. in 1961 was the only firm still operating in Jamestown under its original name, which appeared as an ad in the Stutsman County Democrat as early as September 1905. The men's store advertised "as good all-around overcoats as any tailor can make." Prices were quoted from $10 to $25. The store, dealing in men and boys apparel, remained in business until 1970.
"Men were not neglected in the Fifth Avenue array of shops. Beck's Clothing Store was established in the early 1880's and served the male population of Jamestown until into the 1970's. They carried men's and boy's clothing and children's shoes
Bibliographic ReferenceCentury of Stories, Jamestown and Stutsman County, 1883-1983. Fort Seward Historical Society, 1983. p. 125, 323.
Berg, Bruce. Writer's block : Jamestown people and places. 2004.
Repository InstitutionStutsman County Memorial Museum
Repository CollectionStutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs
Credit LineStutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST268)
Rights ManagementOwned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum.
Ordering InformationStutsman County Memorial Museum
Phone: 701-252-6741
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmST268
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