As I run around this week, getting ready for my trip to Germany, I think I’ll keep things simple here on the blog and just offer up one old photo each day. I hope you won’t mind.

Here is a street scene in front of the Worthy Hotel, in Springfield, Massachusetts, c. 1908. As you can see from all the water on the street and the man with the broom, the street has just been cleaned. In this photo are a nice variety of horse-drawn work vehicles / delivery wagons, a horse-drawn passenger vehicle; several early automobiles; and a couple of bicycles. Oh, and the hotel’s rather lovely too.