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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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Drish House: 1939

Drish House: 1939

1939. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. "Drish House, 23rd Avenue & 18th. Brick and stucco built with slave labor ca. 1825-1832. Originally a plantation house, later used as public school." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Immortalized by Walker Evans

as the "Tuscaloosa Wrecking Company" in a series of photographs taken in 1936. Here are six of them at the Metropolitan Museum.

Death Lights in the Tower

This ghost story fits well with the old mansion. Kathryn Tucker tells the tale with great southern charm.

Here is a wonderful picture of the home still in its splendor from a 1911 picture.

No Respect

Also used as an auto parts warehouse during the depression, among other things. See this.

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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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