Business, Maternal Kin, Newspaper Articles, North Carolina

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Mountain_Scout_Taylorsville_8_23_1916 Pressing Club

Mountain Scout (Taylorsville), 23 August 1916.

This ad appears several times in Taylorsville’s Mountain Scout in the latter half of 1916. Did Lon Colvert open a branch of his Statesville operation a few miles away in Alexander County?  Like barber shops, clothes cleaning and pressing businesses were frequently operated by African-Americans in the late 19th and early 20th-century South.

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