Thursday, April 25, 2013


A selection of photos of the largest U.S. cities, made about 100 years ago.  For the most part.

Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in 1917.

Atlantic City, 1910.

The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910.

Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1910.

Grant Avenue after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.

Grant Avenue, many years later

Washington, DC, 1914.

Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan, 1916.

Humor --

Think about this..., No one ever says "It's only a game" when his team is winning.


Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.


"I have had so much plastic surgery, that when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware"  
Joan Rivers


  1. Wow. Those horses hauled in an awful lot of building materials!

    My grandparents had a family photo of my siblings (the ones that had been born yet) and parents and me taken at the door of the last trolley car on the last day there were trolleys in Washington DC.

  2. Wow! A lot of those buildings are still there in Detroit, fascinating stuff! When Oscar gets the flat bed scanner out I'll share my photos of pre-1906 San Francisco.