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Photo of the Week, 38: Boo!

Photo of the Week, 38: Boo!

Not much is known about this curious photograph other than what's offered in the handwritten caption. Thus we know the what (Halloween masquerade party); the where (Frank Smith's rec room); and the when (October 1938). Unfortunately, no one is identified in the photograph—not even Smith.

There was one Frank Smith in the 1938 Bloomington City Directory. A Frank L. Smith lived at 1105 Elmwood Road and owned Smith's Drug Store (“The Rexall Store") at 101 North Main Street in downtown Bloomington. If you recognize anyone in this photo, please contact Museum Librarian Bill Kemp at library@mchistory.org.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History