Marston Block, located at the southeast corner of New Brighton's main street intersection, was owned by Frank Marston, and was a general store, dealing in groceries, feed, hardware, boots and shoes, and men's wear. A combination dry goods and notions and confectionery store was operated by Mrs. A. Heyer and was also located in the Marston Block. The building was two stories and believed to offer rooms for rent upstairs.
Postcard featuring a small photograph of Main Street in Farwell, Minnesota and a poem. "I sent you a letter by fast express, It reached you quickly I know. Your answer was sent by freight, I guess , It comes so exceedingly slow."
This cartoon, published on Tuesday, February 18, 1908, in the Minneapolis Journal, refers to the front page story about a meeting of the Publicity Club--comprised largely of businessmen--to discuss the introduction of improved street lighting to the Minneapolis downtown business district. A stylish young woman representing Minneapolis stands to the left with her hand on the knob of a lamp bearing the inscription, "Illumination of Business District." A business man dressed in a plaid suit approaches from the right, saying, "Madame allow me!" The Minneapolis downtown skyline appears in the background.