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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.

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Big Box: 1905

Big Box: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "North American, Real Estate Trust, City Hall and Land Title Building." Over the years the North American building has lost its cornice but acquired a ruddy-looking suntan. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.


Dundas Lippincott gardens

The lower right of the photograph shows a portion of the gardens of the Dundas Lippincott mansion, aka the "Yellow Mansion".

What is happening in S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA?

Anyone an idea? Cleaning the street (by pouring water from left to right) perhaps?

Temple of knowledge?

I LOVE the building at the far end of the street. Could it be a library?

[Philadelphia City Hall. - Dave]

Coal Delivery

This is a great view of horse and wagon sidewalk coal delivery to this building. For more information on Geo. B. Newton and Co. click here.

[Nice! Here's a close-up. - tterrace]

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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