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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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Sweet Home: 1935

Sweet Home: 1935

Jan. 24, 1935. "D.F. Weaver House, Weaver Road, Weaver, Alabama. Built 1840." Photo by W.N. Manning, Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

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Forget The House of Seven Gables

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Another fixer upper

Here's another one for HGTV - the Gaines or Nicole Curtis. I would love to think that someone has rescued and restored this old beauty, but it's not too likely.


Details, the columns, and that dentil detail.

Halloween Is Right Around the Corner

It wouldn't take too much imagination to turn this into a haunted house. It even looks like there's a resident apparition in the front second story window!

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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