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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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Scenic Saginaw: 1908

Scenic Saginaw: 1908

Saginaw, Michigan, circa 1908. "Hoyt Library." With a number of hazards for the unwary pedestrian. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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All that quotidian urban activity

And but a single motor car in evidence. Obviously, internal combustion is but a fad, a poor version of the noble horse and one whose droppings are no less objectionable for being gaseous.

Fond memories

As a kid in the early 80's I was fascinated with the Titanic, before anyone even knew where it was. I spent hours at the Hoyt Library looking up every book I could find about it. When I ran out of books, one of the employees showed me that I could look up old newspapers with the microfiche reader and I was hooked; most of that Summer was spent in that library.

It's Still Going Strong

The library is still going strong and a beautiful structure. It's about 30 minutes from where I live. It's nice to see local pics on this site.

Revised Steps

And missing a tree or two, but still looks like a temple of knowledge to me:

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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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