Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.
Vintage photos of:
New York circa 1909. "Broadway -- Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains." Revisiting the scene glimpsed earlier here, with the addition of a shy pedestrian. Note the sly signage of "Ernest Crice, hustling newsboy," who cheekily gives his address as "Flatiron Building." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.