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Everything Must Go: 1908

Everything Must Go: 1908

December 1908. "Walker Block, Griswold and Fort Streets, Detroit." Look for us at Sharpe's Chop House, recuperating from a grueling day of cigar and fountain-pen shopping. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

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Laughlin Fountain Pens

Laughlin survived, but it was not just an inconvenience to have to move it, it was a marketing opportunity!
From The Detroit Free Press, Dec. 17, 1908.

Syllabus

There's a semester's worth of study in architectural styles in this one photo.

Making Way for a New Dime

"Everything must go" because the building we're looking at, which was originally built in the early 1860s as the First Baptist Church before being converted to commercial use, is soon to be torn down. By 1910 it will have been replaced by the Daniel Burnham designed Dime Bank Building, which still stands on that corner today.

Hoppers

Sure are a lot of one legged men there.

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