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Interior of Griffin's Store, ca. 1907

Description: The interior of Griffin's dry goods store in Corydon, Indiana, ca. 1907. The image features the store's large millinery department with numerous displays of fashionable women's hats. Olive Griffin had studied the millinery trade as a young woman and designed and sold hats at her family's store for over sixty years. Seen in the photo, left to right, are Charlotte ("Lottie") Rupp, Olive Griffin, Margaret Griffin, and reflected in the mirror, Mary Jane Griffin. The little girl in front is Sarah Katherine O'Connor, daughter of Ed and Melissa Wright O'Connor. Charlotte Rupp came to Corydon in 1906 to work in Griffin's millinery department. Eventually, a courtship developed between her and Maurice Griffin, Helen and Patrick's eldest son. Charlotte and Maurice were married in July 1909. Griffin's store continued to operate on the square in Corydon until 1983.
Origin: ca. 1907
Collection: Griffin Family Photos
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Geography: Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Subjects: retail stores
women's hats
clothing and dress--history

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