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Title Fred's Place "Fashion Saloon"
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date 1901
Description Black and white photograph mounted on cardboard mat of the Fashion Saloon, a.k.a. Fred's Place, a saloon in Kent, WA. Nine white men and one boy stand on the boardwalk outside the saloon behind a wooden fence. In the center is a man wearing a vest, bow tie, and apron; the other men have hats and jackets on. Painted across the second story of the saloon building is a large Rainier Beer sign. "The Fashion Saloon" is painted on the windows on either side of the door.

Just above the doors is a mourning image draped in black crepe of President William McKinley. William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term.

Fred Zbinden was the proprietor of the Fashion Saloon in 1901, and his name and "Prop'r" are painted on the outside of the building just below the Rainier Beer sign. Pencil inscription on the back of the photograph reads "Grandpa Nelson, Fred Zbinden".
Credit Line White River Valley Museum Collection, Gift of R.L. Polski.
Catalog Number PO-00022
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People McKinley, William
Nelson, Grandpa
Zbinden, Fred