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Levity usually isn’t a characteristic of the caption information provided with image files at the Library of Congress, but whoever penned one for this original stereograph of a “bomb-proof restaurant on the Petersburg line” couldn’t help themselves: “Who but a ‘Yank’ would think of starting a ‘store’ or restaurant on the line of battle where shot and shell are constantly falling? The sign over the door, ‘Fruit & Oyster House,’ looks as though it might have been ‘captured’ by the proprietors from some regular eating house.”