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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

State Mutual: 1908

State Mutual: 1908

Circa 1908. "State Mutual Building, Worcester, Massachusetts." An 1897 Renaissance Revival confection seen in one of the surreal diagonal perspectives much loved by Detroit Publishing. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

'Twas A Fine Time To Live

It had to be grand to park any variation of transport in any general direction with no need to parallel park. Alas in the future parking regulations were to fetter the unbridled imagination of inventive drivers everywhere. We are less free because of it.

Chicago School

This has elements of the Chicago School of Commercial Architecture, such as the proportioning based on classical columns (base, shaft and capital). It was a way to provide pleasing proportions to the then-new, massive office buildings being built in cities.

Bundle up!

It'll be cold in the car.

Binders!

Next door they had binders, one wonders if even then they were full of women?

[They don't have binders, they are binders. - tterrace]

The car in the foreground

looks like a circa 1907 Pierce Great Arrow. These cars sold new for $4,000 to $6,000+, depending on the model.

Still there

Corner of Maple & Main

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