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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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Sunset Lodge: 1918

Sunset Lodge: 1918

The Pacific Northwest in 1918. "Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar at Sunset Lodge." Our first look at what seems to have been a Kissel Kar promotion tied to the war effort. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

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Kissel Kar in camouflage

This is the same car and driver shown here. That separate link carries fascinating information about this patriotic stunt, including a couple of captions from the newspapers of the day. The ladies, who do not appear in that other picture, must have been members of the staff at Sunset Lounge posing for a picture.

Porcelain welcome

Nothing says "Howdy stranger!" better than a chamber pot waiting by the front steps.

High beam

I just wonder who had to climb a ladder every night to light the little lantern over their sign? Or maybe they just lit it on special occasions.

[Maybe they had a pole. With a hook. - 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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