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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Maple Street: 1910

Maple Street: 1910

Circa 1910. "Maple Street, Springfield, Mass." Where ivy was evidently quite popular. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


The "Hood"

Back in the 1980s I used to live at 88 Maple Street in the Ambassador Apartments. Great neighborhood at the time, clean and safe with a friendly neighborhood bar just down the street!

Corner of Maple and Temple.

The brick and stone building with the distinctive curved walls still exists - it's 31 Maple Street. Everything on the left side of the street seems to have long since fallen victim to urban renewal though.

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THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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