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From the Linda Kodachromes comes this circa 1955 slide labeled "Wedding." We hear the deviled eggs in the reception hall are first-rate. View full size.
Richmond, Virginia, circa 1906. "Chamber of Commerce building." Points of interest in this time exposure include a Christian Science reading room, a constable with not much to do, and the usual complement of ghost pedestrians. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
New York, 1952. "Martha Raye and Arthur Treacher on the set of her television show All-Star Revue." The sketch was called "The Butler." Photo by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine article "Perpetual Commotion." View full size.