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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Whiskeytown: 1900

Whiskeytown: 1900

Walkerville, Ontario, circa 1900. "Avenue of rack warehouses, Hiram Walker & Sons." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Industrial Chic

For what seems at first glance to have been a rather bleak scene, it may have been quite colorful with the green climbing vines against red brick, the (presumably) blue sky, and large expanse of green lawn.

Whiskytown

Being in Canada, we spell whisky without the "e."

 
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