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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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Vulcan Iron Works (Colorized): 1865

Vulcan Iron Works (Colorized): 1865

Colorized from this Shorpy original. This is my second attempt at colorizing a Civil War image. Since I had no color photos to base my color choices on, I had to rely on Civil War movie set photos and Civil War era antiques. To break the monotony of browns in this image, and as an eye candy, I made the right side wagon (which seems to be an abandoned higher quality coach) a more colorful one then the others. I wish I could see that crazy iron contraption in real life. That would really make my day. View full size.

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Your colorization absolutely brilliant and amazing in my opinion. Thanks for creating this window in time

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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