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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Tenants Wanted: 1905

Tenants Wanted: 1905

"Spitzer Building, Madison Avenue, Toledo, 1905." The former hub of downtown Toledo's legal community, this red-brick edifice completed in the 1890s is now vacant and in disrepair. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

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Two different single cylinder cylinders

The car on the left if definitely a single-cylinder Curved-Dash Oldsmobile with the steering tiller in the raised position for easy exit/enter; and looks like it has a bicycle bell on the tiller in lieu of a horn - the car on the right is a Model A Cadillac or Model A Ford (they were virtually identical, and no, I'm not talking about the Ford Model A of 1928-31)

Curved-Dash Oldsmobile?

Is that a curved-dash Oldsmobile under the "El" in the El Belmont sign?

The steering tiller can be seen. Does a car like that "steer", or does it "answer the helm" ?

Still standing

as well as the building beyond.

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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