Monday, October 22, 2012

Hudson in 1905: Bonus

Gossips' "Hudson in 1905" series inspired Rudy Huston at White Rice to send this photograph of an item he found at a garage sale in the Berkshires.

The image is printed on card stock and may be a store placard or possibly part of a hatbox. It bears the business name C. V. S. Harder's and the address 531 Warren Street in Hudson, New York--now the location of White Rice. 

C. V. S. Harder's is not one of the businesses included in Illustrated Hudson, N.Y., but it did exist in 1905. The Hudson directory for 1905 lists "Chas. V. S. Harder (successors to Bachman & Lasher) hats, caps, gents' furnishing" at 531 Warren Street. Checking back through earlier directories discovered that Charles Harder became the proprietor of the business in 1900.

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