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Kircher's: 1901

Kircher's: 1901

Kircher's (Kircher & Son), advertised as the "The Oldest and Most Reliable Hardware House in all of Southern Illinois," 21 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois. Taken during Belleville's town fair in 1901.

Photo taken by Samuel Peake Hyde, b. Feb 17, 1850, St. Francisville, Clark, Missouri; d. April 28, 1921, Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois., son of Edwin C. Hyde and Elizabeth Hyde. Samuel was a clerk for J. G. Green Company, 1867, and then worked with his father at E.C. Hyde & Co., Storage and Commission, 4 South Commercial Street, Belleville, IL. Sam resided at 37 North Douglas, Belleville.

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