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lls wrote at 2014-08-31 19:17:46
My husband's grandfather trained at Bowman Technical School which was still in existence when my mother-in-law gave information for a newspaper article in the Shreveport Times (sorry I don't know the date) and she said that after he (my husband's grandfather's training) was complete (and all this was before 1900) that he did a sort of apprenticeship at Baily Banks and Biddle in Philadelphia.  My mother-in-law was known for her spelling ability so she would not have misspelled the name of the store but it could been misspelled by the newspaper but she would have said something - she was known for finding misspellings in books!  Baily, Banks and Biddle was a well known, fine jewelry store in Philadelphia at the time.

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