robotcandyco said: Not sure about the 1899 date on some of these. In the Marion Square pic, the woman is dressed in 1920’s era fashion (showing some leg!) and the auto in the last pic is late teens early 20’s.
Thank you for the comment, robotcandyco! Good catch with the car on the last photo — we have updated that to say 1912, 1918 or 1922.
Re: the photo set in Marion Square, we feel somewhat comfortable with the 1899 date. The Citadel (building) does not have a fourth story, which means this is pre-1911. With the weather statistics we have available + the lacking fourth story, we deduced the 1899 date for this photo. Perhaps we are not seeing a woman in a shorter dress, but a person with pants tucked up or light colored trousers.
We truly appreciate your comments. This is one reason we wanted to present Ephemera Friday —- to get feedback on items about which little is known.