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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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Easter Lilies: 1905

Easter Lilies: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Flower vender's Easter display in Union Square Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Most of those buildings are gone now, but the Bank of the Metropolis is still there, and has gone through several incarnations as a restaurant. It has always been a really nice restaurant, whatever the incarnation.

The day began chilly

Then warmed up, and the cabbies were grateful the city had provided coat racks.

[Interestingly, however, just about everyone (including the horses) in this series of photos at the LOC is well bundled up, often in overcoats and gloves. - tterrace]

Two years and counting

Maybe Superman didn't like where the Bank of the Metropolis was located? It appears the building has been unoccupied since 1903 for this 1905 photo.

Seems Mr. horsey

has his eye on a little snack.

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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