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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 (5/7/20) – Ancient Pyramids, Modern City

Photo — “Ancient Pyramids, MOdern CIty”

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This is an interesting juxtaposition of the ancient Egyptian pyramids and the modern sprawl of the modern city of Cairo.

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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 – “Packed In”, 1943

Photo — “Packed In, 1943”

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April 1943. “Baltimore, Maryland. Students and workers returning home on a trolley at 5 p.m.” Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information.

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Photo Prompt – People’s Drug, 1922

Photo — “People’s Drug, 1922”

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I love photos like these that are a snapshot of a place at a moment in time.  Even better, now that we have Google Maps and street view, we can see what they look like today and now much (or little) has changed.  In this case, much has changed as the building seems to be completely gone, and the whole area servicing banking and retail.– via Google.

What’s also very interesting here is how the merchandise is displayed and advertised, as opposed to drug stores/pharmacies today where you see more insurance and vaccination information in the windows than product.

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. “People’s Drug Store No. 8, 14th Street & Park Road.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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