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.

Estampe XIII: Mineral Water, Pears and Peaches

The text:

The event, that which the text can’t speak of:
arrival at a source

3a19099uM 8 bit

Click to enlarge. Photograph by L. M. Bosworth, 1908, in the Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2012646336/. Photoshopped. The first two words of the caption are “Interurban Car.”

3a19099uB3 8 bitAs from a voyage, rich with merchandise