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The Richmond: 1908

The Richmond: 1908

North Adams, Massachusetts, circa 1908. "Richmond Hotel, Main Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Horse muffler

Not diapers per se, but carriage drivers have been using manure-catching devices on their horses for a while now. Usually it's a kind of sling that attaches to the harness and the cross-brace on the carriage shafts.

I suppose the equine equivalent of a catalytic converter would be a compost heap.

Lost to "Progress"

The Richmond was lost due to urban renewal and a Holiday Inn is now on the site.

Equine Exhaust

I'd just have to bet that scores of people today would have a fit over the horse droppings in the street that were so common back then. Probably even be a diaper movement.

Rounding the corner

Taken quite literally by this handsome building.

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