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Circa 1909. "Cincinnati from Mount Adams." The continuation of our previous view of the Queen City. Among the enterprises whose names are blazoned across the factory district's smoky skyline: Acorn Buggy Company, Cincinnati Bag ("Cotton, Seamless and Burlap") and of course J. Chas. McCullough, "Seedsman." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.