Saturday, June 23, 2012

Shopping Saturday - William Strong's furniture store

This is an advertisement from 1861 for William Strong's furniture store located at 203 Randolph Street in Chicago, Illinois. The establishment later moved to 357 Randolph Street. Mr. Strong was appointed as a ward to his cousins Willa Mena and Celia Butler following a dispute they had with their father over an inheritance. He later married Willa Mena.


Wendy said...

Now there's an interesting story within a story - Mr. Strong marrying his ward.

zelsersk said...

Very interesting!