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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Dry Goods: 1912

Dry Goods: 1912

Pittsburgh circa 1912. "Pennsylvania Avenue and Joseph Horne's store." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Horne building today

Allways Fresh

Oh, well.

At least they nailed the correct placement of the apostrophe for the Reymer brothers.

Clearly

Impressive use of large plate glass store fronts especially the hardware store that is done with the glass free-standing. Would have been interesting to see the panes being delivered and installed.

Penn Not Pennsylvania

Horne's Department Store was located at the corner of Penn Ave. and Stanwix St. The building is still standing.

Schneider Tailor

I'm trying to figure out whether Mr Schneider is the Tailor or he's just delivering his message in two languages.

 
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