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There is no caption, but this is almost certainly an early photograph of Duval Shoe Hospital. The location of the shop was just about the present-day northwest corner of the intersection of southeast 1st Avenue and 3rd Street—the southeast corner of the Alachua County Courthouse that was built in 1975. The persons are unidentified, but quite likely Mr. Charles W. Duval is the gentleman on the right. Mr. Duval's obituary in the "Gainesville Daily Sun" on February 28, 1933, reads, “Charles W. Duval, colored, died at his home on North Garden Street at noon yesterday following a heart attack. Born in this city in July 1876, Duval had resided here continuously and was considered one of the leaders of his race in this vicinity. He operated a shoe repair shop on West Union Street. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from Friendship Baptist Church. Hughes & Chestnut are in charge of arrangements.”
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