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Rugs & Bric-a-Brac: 1905

Rugs & Bric-a-Brac: 1905

Circa 1905. "Main Street -- Mackinac Island." Where pedestrians may avail themselves of Bailey's, a Buffet, Bazaar and Bric-a-Brac. View full size.


Re: Thanks timeandagainphoto

TimB - My pleasure. I'm glad you enjoy them. I love taking them but it drives my wife nuts since each shot takes a while to line up (and thus she goes shopping rather than accompany me).


A Muslim crescent with a Jewish Star. You don't see that every day.

Thanks timeandagainphoto

Excellent job as usual, TimeAndAgainPhoto. I really enjoy opening your picture in one browser window, and the shorpy (small version) picture in the other, and flipping back and forth. More often than not, you've managed to match them almost exactly.

Just wanted to say that I appreciate your postings!


Below is the same view from August of 2008.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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