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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Center Market: 1890

Center Market: 1890

Wagons at the Center Market, Washington, D.C., circa 1890. View full size.

 

Re: In the Dark

Telephone invented: 1876
First electric street lights (carbon arc lamps): 1870s.
And of course telegraph wires on poles go back to the 1840s.

Susquehanna Hat Company

When you're in the dark and you want to see..

I noticed in the upper right corner a streetlight and a telephone (?) pole with wires hanging from it. I never associate electric streetlights with anything pre-1900. Are there any pictures of a nighttime street scene with street lights? Or would cameras of the time have needed more light to get an exposure?

"How do I get to the Susquehanna Hat Company?"

 
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