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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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Iditarod East: 1900

Iditarod East: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Snow in Central Park." Mush, Rover! Mush! 8x10 inch glass plate by "Byron" for the Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

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This photo reminds me of the winters from my childhood. Truly one of the most touching photos from the Detroit Publishing Company.

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Central Park was designed with sunken carriageways so that the buildings of the city weren't visible to visitors in search of a bucolic escape from city life. The appearance of skyscrapers changed that of course, but in 1900 much of the horizon must have still been uninterrupted by manmade structures.

Cedar Hil?

I ran in the park this morning, which has a nice coat of snow, so it was funny coming to Shorpy and seeing this shot of basically the same spot I ran (if I identified it correctly), 115 years ago.

This seems like the East Side path around 79th Street below Cedar Hill, but the lack of landmarks like a bridge give me pause.

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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