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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Motown: 1915

Motown: 1915

The Motor City circa 1915. "Campus Martius, Detroit." With the Dime Savings Bank rising behind City Hall. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

A candid shot of my parents and grandparents all dolled up and getting ready to ring in 1965. Before I was born, my parents were party people, and I can see that Mom's got the ever-present cocktail in hand. Not sure whose home this is; it isn't my grandparents, and it certainly isn't my folks' house, as they would never have had a replica schooner or green-upholstered furniture. View full size.

Old New York: 1900

Old New York: 1900

Circa 1900. "A ferry boat, New York." The steamer Cincinnati off Manhattan. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Hansom Fillies: 1900

Hansom Fillies: 1900

The latest stop on our circa 1900 walking tour of New York: "Cab stand at Madison Square." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Read All About It: 1903

Read All About It: 1903

New York circa 1903. "A characteristic sidewalk newsstand." Who can help us date these period periodicals? Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dream Sequence: 1906

Dream Sequence: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn." Shades of Magritte or de Chirico. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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