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.
Vintage photos of:
In this car, known as the California Special, I toured the Southwest in 1902 with a display of pictures for the Detroit Publishing Company.
-- William Henry Jackson, "Time Exposure"
"Detroit Photographic Co. Special." An assistant to William Henry Jackson seated in a Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad car. I've been reading WHJ's autobiography, "Time Exposure," which he began in his tenth decade and completed in 1940, two years before his death at age 99. Highly recommended by Shorpy's Book Club. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.