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Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Citizens Savings and Trust Company building." Compared to the bulk of Detroit Publishing's glass negatives, this 8x10 plate has been heavily reworked, with the top corners masked out and buildings to either side subordinated under a layer of smudges and stipples. View full size.