Historical Images of Porter County

Upthegrove & McLellan, Manufacturers of Shooting, Fishing, Ranchman and Business Suits
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: 1889
Source Type: Postal card
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: H. J. Upthegrove
Postmark: August 7, 1889, Valparaiso, Indiana
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: W. H. Holabird began the manufacture of shooting suits in 1871, and in 1873 established his business in Valparaiso, Indiana. Holabird's suits became well-known and the sales increased substantially. However, the state of Holabird's health resulted in the sale of the business to Hudson James Upthegrove and McLellan. Hudson James Upthegrove was born May 21, 1846, and died in Valparaiso, Indiana, on July 7, 1910; he and his family resided at 208 North Morgan Avenue. Upthegrove served three years in the 73rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, where at one point he was imprisoned at Andersonville and later released in a prisoner exchange. The business of Upthegrove and McLellan was located at South Franklin Avenue, just south of Lincolnway and directly across the east side of the courthouse square on what was referred to as the Windle Block.

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