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Fayette Street: 1910

Fayette Street: 1910

Syracuse, New York, circa 1910. "Post Office, Fayette Street from Warren." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Dig we must

Five guys working, three checking for traffic and two (apparently) supervising. Times were only slightly different then.

I take that back, there are two unattended bicycles confidently left by their owners. Try that nowadays!

A Warranty With Some Teeth In It

Above the smoke shop on the left:

"Painless Dentistry, 'All work guaranteed for 10 years."

I wonder if my dentist guarantees his work for 10 years?

Most Stoic Fella

Am I the only one to smoke out the wooden Indian standing on the corner?

What an intriguing neighborhood!

I would love to live here. This reminds me of city scenes in Marx brothers' or Charlie Chaplin's movies.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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