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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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The Lincoln Gates: 1906

The Lincoln Gates: 1906

Tuskegee, Alabama, circa 1906. "The Lincoln gates, Tuskegee Institute." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Frankly, My Dear

Wow, fifth person from the left, it's Rhett Butler!

The Chapel

The building in the background is the Tuskegee Chapel designed by Robert R. Taylor, the first African American graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Constructed with student labor in the late 1890s, it was the first building with interior electrical lights in Macon County. Destroyed by fire on January 23, 1957.

Dapper Dan

One man who stands out in a crowd is the very self-confident and stylin' Clark Gable look-alike (fifth from the left) with the rakish hat and cool demeanor. He looks like a born leader.

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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