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Old Posted Oct 21, 2011, 5:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
I can't make out that sigh either GW. Strangely enough, I see a sign middle left that says "I'm Victor Hugo". What's up with that?

Here's the pic. again.


usc digital archive

Also notice that a street cleaner had just shot a U in the lower left. (but did they have street cleaners back then?)
I also like how the derby would fix nicely on the dome. I have a pretty vivid imagination.
Horse-drawn mechanical street sweepers first came on the market in the 1840s. The first self-propelled street sweeper came out in 1914 - made by the Elgin company (still a common name in street sweepers http://www.elginsweeper.com/) it was delivered to Boise, Idaho (horse 'dust'?) and was successful.

(source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_sweeper)
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