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Mount Vernon: 1903

Mount Vernon: 1903

Westchester County, New York, circa 1903. "South Fourth Avenue, Mount Vernon." 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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The Daily Argus

Some ads for Fourth Street businesses here.

At exactly 8:17:28

On a rainy day according to Jarvis Jewelers.

[Shorpy regulars will recognize 8:18 as jewelry-store-sign time. - Dave]

Street's Wet

But not the sidewalks. Which can only mean the street sprinkler just passed by.

They like knowin' the time.

There appear to be three clocks in this block. The closest one says 8:20 the third one looks like 10:20 and the middle one’s (hiding behind the tree) hands aren’t visible but I would guess 10:20 too

Casing the Joint?

Apparently Jarvis Jewelers was robbed in a smash and grab in 1915. I wonder if those kids are young Louis, Harry and Frank planning the heist and it took them 12 years to work up the nerve.

Same view today

Using the address 55 for reference, a few old buildings still stand:

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