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Cotton Exchange: 1904

Cotton Exchange: 1904

Georgia circa 1904. "Savannah Cotton Exchange." Note cotton-themed fountain landscaping and juvenile welcoming committee. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.



Below is the same view from July of 2010.

Other arms reach out to me

For those whose lives have been spent north of the Mason-Dixon line, I'm pretty sure that those are cotton plants in winter in the center of the "winged lion" statue area. I lived in the northeast for my first 22 years of life and was quite fascinated when I left home and saw cotton growing for the first time.

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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