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Advertising umbrella. Photo courtesy: Bob Reding
A small magnifying glass advertising suits for boys.
Small pocket knife

THE HUB CLOTHIERS. "One Price Clothiers." As early as 1904-1905 and through 1916-1917 located at 520-522 Main Street, the business was operated by the URBACH BROS. In its advertising, the business claimed a full line of "gents' clothing and toggery."

The 1929 Dubuque City Directory through 1948 Dubuque Classified Business Directory listed this men's clothier at listed 744-52 Main.

The 1951 Dubuque City Directory listed 744 Main.