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Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "The Arcade Building, Superior Avenue." (Interior view here.) Ground-floor tenants include the Hat Box, Arcade Pants Parlors and, next door, a Misfit Clothing Parlor (a.k.a. Fitwell Clothing) and Chisholm's Boot Shop. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.
"Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice."-- President Trump, 2/1/2017
Washington, D.C., circa 1880. "Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), African-American abolitionist, seated, three-quarters length portrait." Wet plate stereograph negative, Brady-Handy Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.