In November 2011, I purchased a scrapbook at an antiques mall in Carson, California. The scrapbook is believed to have belonged to Laurine Wyatt. I am transcribing the articles and documents contained in the scrapbook with the hope that it may be of value to genealogists who may be researching the individuals named.
In her scrapbook, Laurine Wyatt pasted three items related to Tinsley’s Department Store in Nashville: a newspaper photograph, an advertisement, and the masthead from a piece of the store’s stationery. Did she work there? My guess is she probably did.
One of the names on the stationery is represented in another scrapbook item: J. D. Partlow.
According to the headline of a brief history written by George Zepp found at TheTennesseean.com, “Tinsley’s catered to the city’s fashionable, frugal.”
"Beautiful new first floor of Tinsley's, Seventh Avenue and Church Street, which has been modernized in an attractive manner. This floor is devoted to lingerie, gloves, bags, cosmetics, jewelry, and other accessories.
—Banner Staff Photo"
“O. D. KIRK, President
F. B. STROUD, Vice-President
J. D. PARTLOW, Sec'y-Treas.
LON GWALTNEY, Asst. Sec'y-Treas.
TINSLEY MILLINERY CO.
IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLESALERS
ALL FORMS OF MILLINERY GOODS
CHURCH STREET—AT—SEVENTH AVENUE
© 2012 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research