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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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Hotel Cadillac: 1906

Hotel Cadillac: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Hotel Cadillac, Washington Boulevard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Thanks to 'Savonarola'

I just spent 5 enjoyable minutes searching for and finding that inscription. I love Shorpy!

A room upgrade

A room upgrade to whomever can make out the middle word in the inscription.

["Hotel Scotten Cadillac," for Daniel Scotten, who built the hotel in 1888.]

Double Vente

That lady by the barber shop entrance has certainly got a big cuppa Starbucks.

Step right downstairs

Uh oh, there is one of those barber poles in the center. Who is next? Do you need a haircut, tooth pulled or a bleeding? Ha! Now the barber isn't even allowed to shave the back of your neck.

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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