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Drug store with soda fountain, possibly in Detroit, Michigan.

A drug store with a soda fountain like this one inspired "Soda Fountain Rag"

CREDIT: "Drug store with soda fountain, possibly in Detroit, Michigan." Detroit Publishing Co. between 1900 and 1920. Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs, Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920, Library of Congress.

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