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Louisville: 1906

Louisville: 1906

Circa 1906. "Fourth Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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I wonder if these buildings still exist. I just tried google maps/streetview and it seems that they changed the name of the street. The name 4th Ave. no longer exists. Just 4th street.

All those trees ...

Waiting to be "Louisville Sluggers" when they grow up.

Now you don't see it, now you do.

I've said it before, but the speed with which Nineteenth Century Americans filled the continent with modern cities built from scratch is still remarkable.

 
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Shorpy.com | 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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