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Vintage photos of:
Hamilton, Ontario. Name your pleasure and stow that camera. View full size.
High atop Christmas Tree Hill above Corte Madera, California, I reach out from my fisheye lens to my sister-in-law. Sort of like Michelangelo meets Coca-Cola commercial. In the near distance, southern Marin County's Richardson Bay, Sausalito and the Tiburon peninsula, with San Francisco Bay and the City beyond. The antennas a bit down the crest of the hill are for the Marin cable TV system. The "Christmas Tree Hill" moniker came about because decorated houses on the slope formed something of a Christmas tree pattern when viewed from a distance. Kodachrome slide. Update/correction: my brother took this shot, and it's his arm; I'm actually partly visible back there with my tripod and movie camera. View full size.
Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Citizens Savings and Trust Company building." Compared to the bulk of Detroit Publishing's glass negatives, this 8x10 plate has been heavily reworked, with the top corners masked out and buildings to either side subordinated under a layer of smudges and stipples. View full size.
Taken from the old elevated Union Pacific/North Line track looking due east up West Arthur Avenue toward North Clark in the Rogers Park neighborhood of northeast Chicago (Thanks TD for figuring that out). View full size.