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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Bedded Wheat: 1906

Bedded Wheat: 1906

Niagara Falls, New York, circa 1906. "Natural Food Conservatory. The whole wheat cleaned and ready for use." Incipient Shredded Wheat. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Visitors Welcome: 1906

Visitors Welcome: 1906

Niagara Falls, New York, circa 1906. "Entrance, Natural Food Conservatory." Breakfast food pioneer Henry Perky's Shredded Wheat factory, a.k.a. "The Palace of Light," was a popular tourist attraction. Bring your appetite, and watch your step. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Little Niagara: 1906

Little Niagara: 1906

Niagara Falls, New York, circa 1906. "A toilet room, Natural Food Conservatory." Behind the scenes at the progressive home of Shredded Wheat. View full size.

 

Beantown Bathers: 1906

Beantown Bathers: 1906

South Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Bathing at City Point." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Awning Chasm: 1906

Awning Chasm: 1906

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Washington Street." Or, "The Dentist Steps Out." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Adams Square: 1905

Adams Square: 1905

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1905. "Adams Square Station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dreamland at Night: 1905

Dreamland at Night: 1905

Coney Island, New York, circa 1905. "Dreamland at night." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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