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New York circa 1909. "Broadway -- Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains." Revisiting the scene glimpsed earlier here, with the addition of a shy pedestrian. Note the sly signage of "Ernest Crice, hustling newsboy," who cheekily gives his address as "Flatiron Building." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.