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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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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.

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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]

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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