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Jefferson Medical College: 1909

Jefferson Medical College: 1909

Philadelphia circa 1909. "Jefferson Medical College and Hospital, 10th Street." Another of Detroit Publishing's hyper-detailed corner views, complete with requisite ghost pedestrian. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

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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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