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The original envelope is labeled: Plate No.285, named Fanny & Hal, Seekonk (Mass.), July 7, 1886. Scanned from the original 8½ x 6½ inch glass negative. View full size.
Supermarket dairy case circa 1950. You'll get change back from your half-dollar if you purchase a dozen eggs. View full size.
White Hall, Illinois. Front Row: Mrs. Zeno Stocks, Mrs. Mark Lowenstein; Back Row: Mrs. E.B. Smith, Mrs. Charles Giller. View full size.
The Hartwell levee on the Illinois River broke on April 23, 1922. In this photo, water can be seen creeping towards town out in the distance. View full size.