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"Stenographers' room, Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Co., Detroit." It's always helpful to have a calendar in the room when dating a photo, and here we've hit the jackpot. In fact the main focus of this room seems to be calendars, with paperweights a strong second. These ladies ran a tight ship, with little doubt as to what year it was or whether that crucial report might go sailing out the window. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.