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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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Open Wide: 1900

Open Wide: 1900

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "Williamson Building, Euclid Avenue." And the Painless Dentists continue their stealthy urban infiltration. View full size.


Is that the Otis Elevator Building?

I expected to be ... taller.

Alles Kaput

This building was imploded October 3, 1982 to make way for the 200 Public Square.

Dumpster Diving?

Are those two ladies on the side of the building doing a bit of dumpster diving??

Dry Humour

Dave, I love your witty remarks. The line "And the Painless Dentists continue their stealthy urban infiltration", I found most amusing.

[Please, no applause. Just throw money. - Dave]

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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