Scanned negative (2-7/8" x 4-7/8"), 1200 DPI, online JPG saved at 72 DPI 1000 pixels on long edge with a MicroTek ScanMaker 9800XL. Scan is full frame of negative. No correction of film errors. Slight sharpness and contrast adjustments.
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Sixteen other negatives and nine prints available. Eastman-Kodak Brownie Camera No. 2C model A, with No. 130 film. Additional information: In 1928 it was announced by Dr. Denny in the local paper that he planned to expand and enlarge the hotel to almost double its present capacity and, perhaps, add an elevator. In the 1940s a postcard with a picture of the hotel on one side and room rates on the other boasts of "40 modern rooms" and "excellent food." The rooms rented for $2.25 to $2.50 a night and lunch and dinner were $.50 to $.85. At this time it was under the management of J. E. and L. C. Lucht. The Luchts bought the hotel in 1945 and operated it until 1981. On December 15, 1964 a fire took the building and the life of Richard Brown. Thirty-three other patrons escaped the inferno. It was determined the fire started in Mr. Brown's room. Sources: Madison Courier; Historical Files