Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #36

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he does a nice drawing of the second Monroe County Courthouse. That one was replaced by the current one but they kept the sculpture from atop the second Courthouse. A wooden figure of “Justice” was …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #35

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he takes an ad from the 1840s for a store specializing in ladies’ wear from an old newspaper and adds one of his cartoons to show what it probably was like in that store. A …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #34

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he takes an ad for a dentist from an old newspaper and adds one of his cartoons to show what it probably was like to visit a dentist at that time. “The subscriber respectfully informs …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #33

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about George Selden’s patent on the automobile. Selden only made 2 full size models of his auto, but that wasn’t until 1905, 20 years after the patent was finally filed. One of those …

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Old News – Entertainment in Fairport

A hundred years ago you could attend a movie six nights out of the week and then in summer go to a free concert by the Village band. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1917 Keep Band Going Saturday, Aug. 26, 1917, being the last open air concert this summer, it is the desire of …

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