What?! Another Market Street Photo?
The often photographed view down Market Street does not disappoint. In 1907 the streets are full of energy as trolleys and horse-drawn wagons will rule the roads for just a few more years. This view was taken in the 800 block, looking north. Compare it to the other 1907 Market Street view from just a couple of blocks south. It was taken around 12:25pm in the afternoon (according to the Fischer & Bro. clock), and the lighting brings out better details in the closer subjects than the other view. The photo is from a 4x5" negative, vs. the magnificent 8x10" glass plate negatives that were popular in earlier days. A blurred figure running past the 'Avondale Sherman Heights' trolley reminds us of the longer exposure time needed than current photography.
Riding in style with a chauffeur
Popular street clock of the era