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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Detroit Publishing: 1910

Detroit Publishing: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "Detroit Publishing Company, east front." The mothership for much of the large-format photography seen here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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It would have been hilarious if this photo had been taken by somebody other than the Detroit Publishing Co.!

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I bet the janitor's job was a nightmare on rainy days.

Home Sweet Home

How nice to finally see the home of so many of the fascinating images that bring us to this site! The building appears to have been recently enlarged; the wing to the right of (and including) the vestibule appears to have newer mortar joints which give that section of the building a lighter appearance. What really fascinates me are the varied brick patterns which have been used to great advantage in the otherwise rather ordinary facade.

Basketweave and chevron patterning adds interest beyond the
arches and corbeled cornice. I suspect that the odd window in the three-story section was the original entry before the addition. Thanks for the trip home, Dave!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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