Olive Griffin at lending library in millinery department of Griffin's store

Description: Olive Griffin (1876-1958) stands by her lending library that she conducted in the millinery department in Griffin's Store in downtown Corydon, Indiana. Reading was an important part of life for all the Griffins. The collection of books in the Griffin store served as a forerunner of the Corydon Public Library, which Olive and other members of the Griffin family helped to develop. The Griffin's dry goods store was established on the square in Corydon in 1897 and continuously operated in this location until its closure in 1983. Olive, having trained in the millinery field, had opened her own shop in Corydon in 1896. The following year she moved her business into the south end of the Griffin store, where she specialized in making ladies' dress hats for over sixty years.
Origin: ca. 1898
Source: http://cdm17251.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17251coll25/id/132
Collection: Griffin Family Photos
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Geography: Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Subjects: libraries
books
millinery
women's hats
retail stores
women
clothing and dress--19th century

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