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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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EH in Love: 1923

EH in Love: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Flood, April 30, 1923." Also some 91-year-old graffiti: "EH L TD." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Guarding the Farebox

The police officer obviously had to leave to round up another member of his posse to help guard the farebox which is visible in the open trolly door. When I took DSR buses to high school in Detroit in the early 1960's, all were equipped with heavy farebox safes in which you deposited your student discount fare of twenty five cents. They were attached to the chrome rails at the front of the bus where you boarded. The boxes were so heavy that they vibrated like crazy when the bus reached cruising speed. The drivers steered with their left hand and kept the right on the top of the box to dampen the vibration of the box.
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What the horse?

How did the horses suddenly appear (or rather, why did Shorpy suddenly switch the pictures)? When I looked at this picture 5 minutes ago, there were no horses in it!

[Because horses! - Dave]

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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