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This Changing World
The Columns of Will Ball
Logansport Press, Jan. 30, 1949
Logansport had quite a colony of “merchant tailors” in 1883 according to Ebel’s City Directory which listed a dozen. Some of them employed a number of journeymen tailors, the term “journeyman” meaning a skilled workman who had served an apprenticeship at the trade. Some of these old time merchant tailors were Frank Horwood, J.S. Craig, Jacob Herz (or Henz?), and Burl Booth. Mr. Booth, brother of Mrs. W.T. Giffe, was probably in business longer than any of the others. Pat Pierce is probably the last of those journeymen tailors of those days. He formerly operated his own shop.
Transcribed by Christine Spencer, April, 2009
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