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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CAMPBELL SOUP KID, c. 1910

Two If by Sea: 1915

Two If by Sea: 1915
THE SIGNAL LANTERNS OF

PAUL REVERE

DISPLAYED IN THE STEEPLE OF THIS CHURCH
APRIL 18 1775
WARNED THE COUNTRY OF THE MARCH
OF THE BRITISH TROOPS TO

LEXINGTON AND CONCORD.

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1915. "Christ Church (Old North)." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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I lived around the corner from this church in the 1980s and learned a lot about the history of the early days of the American Revolution which began in Boston. Here is an interesting article about how the church in this photo helped to form the United States of America.

 
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Shorpy.com | 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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