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Commercial Place: 1910

Commercial Place: 1910

Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1910. "Commercial Place." A different perspective on the Civil War monument and Coca-Cola sign seen in the previous post. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Liquor Establishments

Commercial Place does not lack for places to get your spirits. You can start off at B.A. Williams & Co. Wines and Liquors on the left hand side of the street. If they don't have what you're looking for, you simple cross the street to Legun Distilling Co. Wines & Liquors. Nothing there either? Try next door at White Bros. Liquors.

Before Jimmy Hoffa

Real life teamsters awaiting their loads. Henry Ford had not made much of an inroad judging from this and the previous photo of Norfolk.

Coke and Pepsi sign placement

I'd spot the Coca-Cola sign and walk down to Murray's Lunch. Once inside, I'd look up and say "Gimme a Pepsi please."

Uneeda Bargain

That nickel bought a box of them.

You know what?

I do NEED A biscuit! For 5 cents you can't go wrong.

It'll go well with my Coke.

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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