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New York circa 1905. "St. Regis and Gotham hotels." Looking south along Fifth Avenue at East 56th Street, a streetscape glimpsed here from a different angle. On the right, the Gotham rising behind Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.