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A Show of Hands: 1910

A Show of Hands: 1910

Circa 1910. "R.R. station at Manchester, New Hampshire." With a choice of time zones. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Wrong Time Zone

The wooden railroad passenger car is more typical of those built in the 1870s and, together with the fancy carriage in front of the station and the lack of any automobiles in the photo, I would place the date of the photo c.1800s. Someone who could afford a fancy carriage would certainly be driving a nice automobile in 1910. I think the time shown on the clock faces are nowhere near as off as is the date of the photo.

[Incorrect, if the chimney is keeping accurate time. - Dave]

When I'm 64

Opened March 6, 1898, B&M's yellow-brick Romanesque Union Station at Canal and Granite Streets in Manchester was demolished in the fall of 1962.

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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