Artifact of the Week — July 13, 2017

Posted by on July 13, 2017

 

Gem Hotel in Evening Shade -- thought to be taken in 1890

Gem Hotel in Evening Shade — thought to be taken in 1890

This photo shows the Gem Hotel in Evening Shade and was thought to be taken in 1890.   The hotel was two stories with a picket fence and a large gathering of people in the balcony and in front of the hotel.   A cornet band with instruments can be seen in the photo.  The original copy of this photo was found during the renovation of the old McCaleb house in a upstairs room between the wall and floor in 2007.    This photo is part of the Royal Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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