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North Adams: 1907

North Adams: 1907

Circa 1907. North Adams, Massachusetts. "Main Street, looking east." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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North Adams Ladies' Soldiers Aid Society

The ladies had erected a monument to Union soldiers of North Adams. It still stands. More here.

What a ride!

2 HP (literally), power steering, overstuffed seats, and ample "fuel" capacity.

Off duty

I see Santa Claus crossing the street.

A matter of perspective

The man sitting in the wagon on the far right appears to have his arm around his Horse.

the Shorpy sites in the 21st century

I appreciate seeing how they look today, fellow Shorpies I the only one who laments the loss of small town charm in most of these updates? I have YET to see a picture where I say to myself "wow, this mostly empty-except for cars and a few pedestrians-street looks soooo much more interesting 100 plus years later".

It's "font-tastic"!

So much to take in on this photo: The Geezer, the Battle-axe, the over laden hay wagon. And the fonts. Ohhhh the fonts...You want serif? We got some serious serif. You want non-serif? We got that too.
One of my favorites. Thanks Dave.

Many of the buildings remain

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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