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From the Wednesday, June 19, 1912 Bangor Daily Commercial newspaper:

"The biggest carnival parade ever seen in Bangor, probably the longest parade of any sort ever seen here, passed through the city Tuesday. It was a magnificent aggregation of artistic arrangement of decorative material, beautiful women and children and fine rigs.

From where the processions rear rested far down on the Hampden road to the food of Exchange Street, there was almost a continuous line of floats, wagons, carriages, and fire apparatus, the entire horse drawn equipment of the Bangor Fire Department being in parade.

As the procession passed along the music of the two bands, the various floats were loudly applauded as now one, then another, party of friends discovered familiar faces or firm names on the floats."

"Another attractive turnout was the two horse hitch of the Siegel-Sanders Co. which was drawn by a spanking pair of chestnuts, beautifully matched. The entire body and wheels of the trap which they drew was covered with pink, while the wheels and all exposed parts not in pink were encased in lavendar, in full livery, while the ladies who occupied the rear seat wore pink and lavendar gowns to correspond with the general effect. It was one of the smartest carriage exhibits to enter the parade."

Nathan Sanders, a Bangor resident, and M. Siegel, a business partner who apparently lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, sold ladies' garments at 49 Main Street.

This photograph shows 42 Columbia Street in Bangor, Maine. 42 Columbia was address of Palmer Shoe Manufacturing and Repairing Co. which is seen in the background. A Siegel-Sanders sign is in the window at 40 Columbia Street. 49 Main Street is listed in 1912 Bangor city directory as location for Siegel-Sanders, so perhaps they also owned 40 Columbia Street location, but used Main Street as the storefront.

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Bangor Carnival 1912, Bangor Maine history, Siegel-Sanders Co.

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