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Call of Doody: 1907

Call of Doody: 1907

Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1907. "Wadsworth Atheneum." Plus a fixture of early 1900s streetscapes -- a Department of Sanitation pushcart in the days when vehicular emissions were removed with shovel and broom. View full size.

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Right inside that door (as I recall) is the most fabulous display of medieval armour, along with a painting of some saint's head on a serving plate. The place haunts me to this day (in a good way now).

When I was a "yout".

Back in the 50's we spent many days wandering around the Atheneum, even in some places we probably were not allowed to be in. It was very educational.


Almost looks like the inspiration for the Corps of Engineer insignia. Glad it's still with us.

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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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