Helena History

The message on the back of this real photo post card reads, “These are the three prosperous young men of Helena. You will see their faces on the opposite side.”

While the men are unidentified, the photo was taken in front of Ruffin’s Store on Main Street Helena sometime in the teens.

The word “Hamburg” can be seen on two of their caps.

The man standing behind the three men on the stairs is Dr. Frank Trucks, who had his office upstairs above the store.

The card, sent to Miss Lucille Dunnam of Helena, Alabama, bore no postmark. (Contributed/City of Helena Museum)