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Circa 1915. "E.M. Bigsby Co. showrooms, restroom, third floor." Another of the depopulated interiors that seem to have been a Detroit Publishing specialty. E.M. Bigsby was a ladies' clothing store on Woodward Avenue run by one Miss E.M. Bigsby. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.