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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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St. Paul City Hall: 1905

St. Paul City Hall: 1905

Circa 1905. "City Hall and Court House -- St. Paul, Minnesota." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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It Really Was A Word

Odd as that sign on the lower right looks, there was a 'Youghiogheny & Lehigh Coal Company' in St. Paul back then.

No longer with us

Razed in the 1930's after a beautiful art deco city hall and Ramsey county courthouse was built kitty corner. Landmark Center was the US Courthouse and post office a couple of blocks away.


... known as the Landmark Center.

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I stand corrected! (And sit red-faced.)

That "Minneapolis" tag must have thrown me off my game. (Emoticon omitted.)


Not sure of the date.

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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