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Collection: Livingston "Bogator" Bishop Collection
Farmers and Merchants Bank, 1920s
This photo is believed to show the Farmers and Merchants Bank, corner of Broadway and Railroad Avenue, circa early 1920s.
Many businesses occupied this corner over the years, but this bank may have been the first tenant after construction was…
S.B. Poston - left - with associates in storeroom - circa 1920
Photo shows Sylvester Briley Poston, businessman and first mayor of Johnsonville, in one of his stores. others have yet to be identified.
Percy Poston - center - holding a can in store - circa 1920
Percy Poston stands center holding a can in a Broadway store in Johnsonville, circa 1920.
S.B. Poston's store, late 1920s
S.B. Poston (left) stands in a store with other workers. This was most likely in the "Poston Block" - a group of stores and businesses at the Northwest corner of Broadway St. and Railroad Ave.