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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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Magnolia Depot: 1906

Magnolia Depot: 1906

Circa 1906. "Railroad station, Magnolia, Massachusetts." Multi-modal transportation. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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Packard model

Earlier I wrote that this was a 1905 Model 24(S) Packard. I was incorrect. On further examination it is a 1904 Model N Packard. While the bodies are somewhat similar the suspension on the N has one transverse spring and the S has a semi-elliptical spring on both front wheels. Production of the N started in October 1904 and price FOB Detroit was $3,500.

First Class Seats

First Class Seats on the train for the man that owns a new $2500 car. This photo is Shorpy's best so far.

Hammond Castle

Magnolia was the home of John Hays Hammond, Jr. You can see the "Hammond Castle" as it is now a museum. Hammond was a radio pioneer and the castle was not only his home, but his laboratory as well.

Packard Model 30

The driver is off to meet the train, but has removed his/her fashionable driving attire (long duster, cap and goggles) and thrown them rakishly over the front seat.

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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