Saturday, May 2, 2015

Y and E, Rochester, NY, April 1922

This Rochester street scene did have a date penciled in the album: 16 April 1922. The internet tells me it was a Sunday.The elliptical sign hanging above the black awning in the centre of the photo says: Y and E. That stands for Yawman and Erbe. They were manufacturers of high quality file cabinets in Rochester that got their start sometime in the 1890s, and were a major, thriving company by the time this photo was taken. This scene seems an odd subject for a picture. Maybe it was that large window, or what was in the window, that was intended subject. I must admit that window is impressive and would make for an excellent feature on a model. 

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