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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street east from Nassau Street, 1911. View full size. Irving Underhill.

 

38 Wall St?

Might that two-story neoclassic building beyond Federal Hall be 38 Wall Street? Perhaps this is wishful thinking, but if it is, that's where Clarence Day worked.

In any event, his building would have looked like that I suppose.

15 flagpoles

And only two with flags.

 
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