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DON'T HITCH HERE, the signs say. But where is "here"? The year is circa 1906. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size. UPDATE: It took only 13 minutes for an astute Shorpster to give us not only the location (Madison Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee), but also a current photo.