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These two images are of people who must have been recognizable at the time, but we have been unable to identify this gentleman.  On the reverse side of this picture is Theo Buerbaum’s Book Store ad: “School books, school-stationery, photo and autograph albums.  Largest stock of Christmas goods in Salisbury, wedding and birthday cards, picture frames made to order, all sizes and all prices.”  While not technically postcards, these cards were postcard size and most likely handed out to store customers.  This gentleman bears a resemblance to Rockwell physician, Dr. Littleton William Coleman, who was educated in Virginia and married Jane Arey of Rowan County.  Coleman was also a director of the Yadkin Railroad and owner of a dairy in Rockwell.

Brawley, James Shober  Salisbury Renaissance: Historical Photographs of Salisbury North Carolina 1880-1960 Salisbury: Historic Salisbury Foundation and Rowan Art Guild, 1981

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