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Memphis again circa 1910. "Main Street, north from Gayoso Avenue." Similar to our previous view along Main, with the camera now a couple hundred feet farther north in a sort incremental, century-old version of Google Street View. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.