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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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Hyphen House: 1939

Hyphen House: 1939

1939. "Williams-Reid-Macon House (Dr. Gideon Hunt Macon), Airlie vicinity, Halifax County, North Carolina." Seen earlier here from a different vantage. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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House is a home

I suspect that this house was actually in use as a home. Many people from that part of the country enter by the back door, so the steps at the front aren't needed. Its a good thing too because that first step would be a doozy!

Size isn't everything

A stunningly beautiful example of the Early Classical Revival style; even in its decayed state. The shaped columns are delightful. What a gem! Larger examples of the style can get ungainly.

The watcher

Now that is spooky. Why would someone be in that house. Ooh, love a mystery.


Little one watching the camera from the window on the right.

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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