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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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Bus Baggage: 1943

Bus Baggage: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bringing baggage from a bus." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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Ah, Esther!

She's always great.

Deja vu...

Recently, flying home non-stop from Boston to San Francisco...
It felt exactly like we remember being treated as a Bus Passenger in the 1960's!

It's very film noirish...

in a dark, sort of gloomy way. A bus station in a dark, gritty downtown terminal.
You can almost smell it.

Not in Columbus

The bus may be Columbus bound but that big hotel in the background is the old Fort Pitt Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

[Thankyou! - Dave]

Fort Hayes Hotel

Looking at the sign on the building behind, that may be the Fort Hayes Hotel which is long gone.

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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