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Peerless Dental Parlors: 1905

Peerless Dental Parlors: 1905

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1905. "Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad office, Woodward & Jefferson Aves." Last seen here, without the barefoot newsie. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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For Cash read Cassius

Cassius M. Havens was born in Allegany, New York in March 1845; in 1869 he married Adelaide Illick. They had 4 children: Beluach, Ninabelle, Grace and Hubert. Cassius was a sergeant in the Civil War in the 19th Regiment NY Volunteer Cavalry (later the 1st Reg NY Dragoons). Cassius died in 1907. I can't find a death date for Adelaide.

How does that work?

The Peerless Dentist upstairs advertises "teeth without plates" which was impossible in 1905 since dental implants hadn't been invented yet. Also, does anybody know what "vitalized air" was?

[Below from the Ohio State Journal of Dental Science, 1883. -tterrace]

Thank you tterrace for the enlightenment.

What do you suppose

is the blurry, rectangular thing just above the manhole cover, behind the gent waiting for the streetcar? Is it rising, or falling?

[Abrasion on the negative. -tterrace]

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