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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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The Pavilion: 1904

The Pavilion: 1904

Circa 1904. "State Street and Pavilion Hotel, Montpelier, Vermont." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Is that a water tank wagon?

On the right side of the road, in the distance, is what appears to be a water dispersing wagon, perhaps spraying the road to keep down the dust? If so, I wonder how long that would last before the water evaporated away.

Oil works so much better, as the American military realized when treating dirt roads in the South Pacific, prompting some Japanese officer to comment that he knew the war was lost when he saw the Americans using that precious commodity for such a mundane task.

Or, is it something entirely different?

[Note the spray. -tterrace]

Bingo! What do you use to create that further enlargement?

[The full-size 168 Mb scan from the LOC, also enlarging that to 150%. -tterrace]

Same as it ever was.

For the most part, on the corner of Taylor street:

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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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