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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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Woof: 1906

Woof: 1906

Circa 1906. "Union Station, Louisville, Kentucky." Continuing our architectural tour of the Derby City, with Fido as our guide. 8x10 glass neg. View full size.

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Below is the same view from August of 2008.

More Animals in the Picture

Please, say something about the donkey and the horses too!

Station dogs

My guess is that the dog statues were originally planned for Louisville's "postal castle," but moved here after objections from the letter carriers' union.

Still There

Went through a $2 mil renovation in 1980 and is now the home of the Transit Authority of the River City (TARC). There website has some history.

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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