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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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Grand Entrance: 1939

Grand Entrance: 1939

1939. "Watts-Parkman-Gillman House, 713 Mabry Street, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Two-story masonry construction dates to 1852. Greek Revival stone columns across front. Fine ironwork on second-story balcony." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Those Column Capitals...

...are copied from the Tower of the Winds, in Athens. They were popular in the Greek Revival era because they looked like Corinthian capitals but cost less. Read all about them here.

The Column Capitals...

Are sort of neo-Egyptian, round with a single tier of leaves. The more common column capitals would have been Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. Uncommon for the era.

Sturdivant Hall now

Sturdivant Hall

Nice Detail

On both floors, small columns echo the larger columns by the doors. Handsome; hope we have a 'today' picture for this beautiful house.

Hurrah, it is still with us, as glorious as ever!

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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