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Casey Graham works at his trusty sewing machine in a 1957 photo.

Three generations of tailors kept Monmouth in stitches

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An 1870 newspaper ad touts Warren Wright’s ready-made and made-to-order clothing in his shop in Landon’s Block. It would burn down the following year.
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George Graham’s army of tailors watches out the upstairs window of the shop as a parade winds its way around the Public Square in 1909.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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