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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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Beachcombers: 1908

Beachcombers: 1908

York, Maine, circa 1908. "Long Beach and resorts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Long Sands Beach

Another picture from my home town! I grew up about one mile from there, in the direction this photo was taken.
This little bit of rocks has since disappeared, as the only remaining protrusion of rocks into the beach is about a half-mile behind where the camera is, at the location of the Sun & Surf restaurant.
The bit of land in the distance that extends out of the frame to the right is "The Nubble". At the end of that peninsula is Nubble Light (Cape Neddick Lighthouse), which many around here claim is the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Check it out and see if you recognize it:

Beach house remembrance

The three story house in the left middle of the photo was still there in 1974-1975. About 8 of my shipmates rented it and it was the party house extraordinaire. The rental agent made a typing error of instead of making the lease for 6 months (so the house could be rented out at higher rates for the summer) the contract was for 16 months. Memories are made of this....

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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