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The Albion: 1905

The Albion: 1905

Augusta, Georgia, circa 1905. "The Albion." Please watch your step crossing the street. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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I believe that horse must have died.


Note the shaft drive bicycle.

My hometown

I can't tell if this is on the north or the south side of Broad. When I was a kid Broad St. had no trees and no median, but had parking in the center. Nowadays it's got huge trees and a grassy median in the middle of it. The Augusta Chronicle-Herald building is, I think located behind where the photographer is standing, if this indeed faces north. The early beginnings of what became the J.B. White department store chain can be seen on the ground floor.

Until I saw the Station sign

I wondered what those heavily dressed women were waiting for.

Cinematic Delights

A poster on the far right promotes the Annual Tour of Shepard's Moving Pictures. I gather this was a touring movie operation that visited different cities. This advertisement is from the Reading Eagle of Friday January 19 1906.

Fairly new hotel but

For only being 4 years old it really looks weather beaten. Burned to the ground November 26, 1921.

Watch your step.

Is that what trolley cars left behind in those days?

Wide Open Spaces

It's strange to see the total absence of newspaper boxes, trees, litter receptacles or signage. There aren't even any benches! The ladies on the left are leaning on the enclosure of the Confederate Monument, dedicated in 1878.

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