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Above the Nixon: 1914

Above the Nixon: 1914

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1914. "Sixth Avenue above the Nixon Theatre." Home to the Nixon Cafe. Note the theater's "digital" carriage call. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Below is the same view from July of 2016.

"Yinzer" ancestors

As someone who lives very close to and works in Pittsburgh, I can almost hear someone in this pic saying, "Yinz wanna head dahntahn in a buggy to get a chipped ham sammich 'n at?"

Carriage Call Coding

From the picture via previous post, I'm puzzled by the coding of the ticket. Certainly not anything I've ever seen in punched cards, tickets, etc. Anyone?

Much has changed

But the light building on the right is still there.

[Not to mention the one across the street. -tterrace]

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Employment Dream

You can see how effective the corner Employment Office was by seeing the guy with the broom in the street. And that ain't hay.

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