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Mexican Mustang: 1905

Mexican Mustang: 1905

Knoxville, Tennessee, circa 1905. "Gay Street looking north from Clinch Avenue." Featuring the Mayor of Gay Street, and sponsored by Mexican Mustang Liniment. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Below is the same view from July of 2015.

Photo taken 1906 earliest

I came across this short article in "The Music Trade Review" Nov 17, 1906.


As a photographer, I would love to browse the interior of the Douglass (and Sons?) camera store and also have a look at the equipment in the Branson Studios.

Early Kodaks -- you paid $1 and got a camera with enough film in it for 100 photos. Then you sent it off to Rochester for processing, with another dollar or two, and they sent back your photos and a new camera all ready to go!

Smoke. Eat.

Did you "Eat" first then "Smoke" or vice versa.

The bank has a half million in Capital, not even enough to pay the CEO's bonus today.

I can just hear the photographer

"Don't move kid, I gotta take a picture. If ya move, you'll wreck it."

Use Mustang Liniment

and you'll be all right in a day or two, and so will your horse.

One Application

Of Mexican Mustang Liniment and you'll be up and at 'um! I'll bet. And your Mustang would purr like new again. The wires on the left hide what looks like some interesting masonry over the realtors office. Neat photo.

Carefully compounded

I see that it's Hat Day once again.

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Present day view from a little farther up the block, highlighting one of the few buildings from that era still standing (mid-way up the block, on the left).

Avoiding the glare of His Honor

He certainly has the face of a 40 year old. Just think of the stories he could tell already at such a young age.

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