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These cards formed the series "A Policeman's Day"
Another card for Button's is on pages 6 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection. For additional information on Button & Ottley, see page 129 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
|H.B. Cook, Fine Footwear, was located at 33 North Main St., Bristol CT|
Susquehanna River, Asylum Township, Bradford County, as seen from Marie Antoinette Overlook along Route 6 in 2009.
Visible here is the French Azilum Historic Site, where some Revolution-fleeing French aristocrats settled in 1793. -- Wikimedia
A far cry from what the Hudson looks like in the 20th century:
Wikipedia notes that the Eddystone Light House has been replaced three times due to erosion and fire.
I was unable to find, among many falls named "Rainbow," anything that looked like this. In the Finger Lakes region of New York State, however are some that could have inspired this artist:
|most likely Red Mill Falls, Rensselaer NY|
While I have not found anything yet on the Cook business, it appears Henry B. Cook was a Civil War veteran:
"COOK, Henry B.; Corporal, Company K; Residence, Bristol, Connecticut; Enlisted July 29, 1862; Mustered August 24, 1862; Captured at Plymouth, NC, April 20, 1864; Paroled December 10, 1864; Mustered out June 24, 1865." -- Edward Boots, Roster of the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
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