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Witch Museum: 1910

Witch Museum: 1910

Salem, Mass., circa 1910. "Salem Witch Museum (former East Church), 19½ Washington Square." Be sure to stop by our gift shop's exclusive boo-tique. 8½ x 6½ inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Last Stop: 1901

Last Stop: 1901

Circa 1901. "Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah, Georgia." The locals say it's best not to travel alone here after sundown. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Happy Halloween: 1958

Happy Halloween: 1958

October 1958, somewhere in Pennsylvania. Big brother is ready for a night of trick-or-treating. Rob from the rich, and share with your understudy! Our fourth selection from a batch of Kodachrome slides found on eBay. View full size.

State of New York: 1910

State of New York: 1910

Cleveland, Ohio, ca. 1910. "Cuyahoga River from the viaduct." Sidewheeler State of New York at the Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co. docks. View full size.

 

Carries Cranberries: 1910

Carries Cranberries: 1910

September 28, 1910. Browns Mills, New Jersey. "Smallest girl is 10-year-old Rosie Biodo, 1216 Annan St., Philadelphia. Carries cranberries at White's Bog. This is the fourth week of school in Philadelphia, and the people here expect to remain here two weeks more." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Owana at Toledo: 1912

Owana at Toledo: 1912

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1912. "Steamer Owana ready to leave for Detroit." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Johnstown Flood: 1905

Johnstown Flood: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Johnstown Flood, Coney Island." An attraction commemorating (and profiting from) the deadly Pennsylvania disaster of 1889. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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