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Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1910. "Confederate Monument." Our third look at Norfolk this week reveals another MacDonald's Luncheon & Cigar, as well the Stag Hotel and terminals for the Portsmouth and Berkley ferries. And: Clam Broth Served Daily. Whew! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.