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Ye Old Witch House: 1901

Ye Old Witch House: 1901

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1901. "The Witch House." One-stop shopping for antiques, cigars and spirits of all kinds. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.


Antiques Shop

Not very likely to have any Victorian, Golden Oak nor Mission furniture in 1901.

Red Raven (S)plits

From a 1937 Life Magazine ad:

"Red Raven Splits Laxative Water. For the morning after...only Red Raven Splits will bring you back. Red Raven Splits did the trick before ready for you now at every fine hotel, club, drug store, grocer."

The Witch house still stands

The Witch house still stands and especially at this time of year remains a quite popular site to visit.

Looks like I've been here before

Wow. It's deja vu all over again.

I like this picture from the front, over either of the side views

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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