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    Sixth Plate Ambrotype: Historic Diamond Hotel in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Circa 1860. An absolutely superb quality image in perfect condition with the original seal intact and lacquered on verso. One man is seated on the bench in front where numerous hitching posts are seen along street. " Diamond Hotel/ C. B. Jacobs" is painted on the front. Accompanied by a 2.25" x 3.5" business card from the hotel listing C. B. Jacobs as the "Proprietor". Hollidaysburg, the county seat of Blair County, Pennsylvania, was an important part of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, where it connected to the Allegheny Portage Railroad, and is, interestingly, the home of the iconic American toy the "Slinky." The center of town, where the hotel was located, was referred to as "The Diamond," where the building and streets formed a perfect diamond. Housed in the original geometric leather case, very fine. A really exceptional ambrotype and a superb photographic record of a lost nineteenth century America.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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