In 1910, she dreams

of 1910, which is less a time than a world which fully contains her life, giving it a body and clothes to shape and color it.

Source: E. S. Yates, lithograph “Twentieth Century Transportation,” 1910. Popular Graphic Arts Collection, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97514565/. Photoshopped.

The metaphor “a window into the past”

Transport is drawing so close to you now that through its window you can see where behind the Motorman’s shoulder you will ride. Place his obolus in your mouth for the fare and prepare to board.

Source: Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004677189/. Photoshopped.

Origin and terminus: Louisville, Kentucky, March 5, 1923.