Baltimore circa 1903. “Confederate Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Mount Royal Avenue.” Sculptor Frederic Ruckstull’s allegorical bronze “Spirit of the Confederacy,” whose Latin inscription means “Glory to the Vanquished.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
What sorcery within a night has made
a city street into a fairy glade?
Detroit circa 1907. The normally prosaic Detroit Publishing caption writers got creative on this one. Added attraction: whimsical mailbox graffito. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
Washington, D.C., circa 1924. “Memorial Continental Hall, 17th Street N.W.” National headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.