ELKS MINSTREL SHOW
This cast of the Elks Minstrel show in 1907 or 1908 included members of many well-known Branerd families of that time. The minstrel show was one of the high points of Brainerd’s social season for several years. Those pictured are, back row, left to right, Alec McCarthy, Frank McCarthy, Henry Linneman, Will Koop, Gene McCarthy; second row from the top, first man unidentified; Ed Murphy, Dr. John Thabes, Sr., Henry Dunn, a Mr. Valentine, Clifton Albright, Fred Sanborn; third row from the top, a Mr. Griffith, Judge Sam Alderman, Charles Wilson, Al Mattes, C.C. Kyle and Joe Murphy; front row, Werner Hemstead and Frank Johnson.