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Daily Photo – (5/22/20) Grimshawe House, 1906

Photo — “Gromshawe House, 1906”

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In another “then and now” photo, today we visit Salem Massachusetts and the Grimshawe House.  It’s seen better times, looking at the photo from today.  Next door is the Old Burying Point Cemetery, opened in 1637 and resting place of several Salem notables, including Witch Trial judge Bartholomew Gedney. [GOOGLE MAPS]

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1906. “The Grimshawe House.” A pleasant street where the neighbors are quiet and have deep roots in the community. 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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Daily Photo – Old Stone House, 1865

Photo — “Old Stone House, 1865”

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In another “then and now” photo, we’re visiting Richmond where the Ege family home on Main Street has connections to George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette and Edgar Allan Poe.  Today it’s still standing, and pretty much the same,  as a Poe Museum. [GOOGLE MAPS]

April 1865. Richmond, Virginia. “The Old Stone House — so-called ‘Washington’s headquarters,’ 1916 East Main Street.” Wet plate glass negative.

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Daily Photo – “Uneeda Biscuit”, 1937

Photo — “Uneeda Biscuit, 1937”

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In this “then and now” photo, we’re off to New Orleans where the billboard painted on the side of the building is still there after at least 83 years.  I wonder how long it was there before the original was taken? — [GOOGLE MAPS]

New Orleans circa 1937. “Dumaine Street at Bourbon.” Momma’s balcony scene. 8×10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston.

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Daily Photo – “Diamond Battery”, 1919

Photo — “Diamond Battery, 1919”

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This is another “then and now” photo that makes history come alive.  I love the old storefront for a new type of business in 1919, electric motor batteries.  It’s also interesting to see how the buildings across the street reflect in the windows.  The building is still there, but the storefront has changed quite a bit. — [GOOGLE MAPS]

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Roy F. Carty.” Chief draftsman for the Shipping Board during the war, Roy went into business for himself in 1919 at 1407 14th Street N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Daily Photo – “Broadway Advertising”, 1937

Photo — “Broadway Advertising, 1937”

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Here is a fun “then and now” photo, showing a Manhattan storefront in 1937 with the plethora of accompanying signage and distinctive architecture.  Today it is a very non-descript, generic Starbucks (See below) [GOOGLE MAPS]

May 7, 1937. “William Goldberg, 771 Broadway, Manhattan.” 8×10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project.

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