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Prices Cut to the Bone: 1909

Prices Cut to the Bone: 1909

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1909. "Summit Street." Our second glimpse along this bustling retail corridor, home to the Taft Dental Parlors, Baltimore Lunch, Kugler's, Stein's and Mockett's. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.


Alternative title

"We must have the room"

I see you

I love the photographs where only one person is fully aware of the camera and has stopped to look and/or be captured.

North or South?

Probably North, either way, there's none of this grandeur left. A shame.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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