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Photo of the Week, 15: Play Ball!

Seen here is the Junior American League baseball team sponsored by J. Stern Furniture Co,. sometime in the late 1940s. The group is standing in front of Stern's, 504 North Main Street in downtown Bloomington. The building poking through the streetscape in the upper right is Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The hatless gentleman on the left in a white shirt is Sam Stern, one of the furniture store's owners. The boy next to him in a striped shirt is Jacob Stern Grossman. The older boy on the far right is Jacob A. Stern.

If you can identify anyone else in this photo, please contact Museum Librarian Bill Kemp at 309-827-0428 or

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History