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Do Not Feed or Molest: 1905

Do Not Feed or Molest: 1905

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1905. "Japanese Palm Garden -- Jefferson Hotel." Along with an ichthyological caution. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

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Thonet Furniture

From Austria, on the left, a late XIX Century Thonet coat hanger, still very popular today.

Back when a window was a window

Wow... operable stained glass windows. Like for circulating air. I remember when we used to open windows...


Why couldn't they save the ceiling decorations as well.

[The "ceiling decoration" is a stained glass dome. The present Tiffany dome dates from the extensive reconstruction of the hotel completed in 1907 following the fire of 1901. It contains 9 of the original panels. -tterrace]

I was referring to the flat ceiling corners beyond that glass dome which appear to have lost an applied decoration. Not the dome itself.

[Ah, sorry. Those apparently went with the reconstruction as well. -tterrace]

Different aquatic creature now

I hope this one is stuffed. And not on hotel guests.


Pre-need counseling on request.

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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