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Ladies visiting New York unattended will appreciate an elegant, modern hotel, receiving only women as lodgers: the new HOTEL MARTHA WASHINGTON, extending from 29th to 30th Street, 100 feet from Madison Avenue. Rooms at moderate prices. Superior Restaurant for Ladies and Gentlemen. Every comfort and careful service. Write for booklet before you select an hotel. - ADV.
New York, 1904. "Hotel Martha Washington." Built by the Women's Hotel Company. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.
Feb. 25, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Herbert J. Drane, Congressman from Florida, is from Tarpon Springs, which is said to be the largest sponge market in the world. Mr Drane's office gives the appearance of a permanent sponge exhibit. The walls are covered with sponges of every size and variety. Photo shows Mr. Drane with some of his choice specimens." National Photo glass negative. View full size.