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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 • CANADA WELCOMES U.S. CITIZENS, c. 1940

Despatch Depot: 1906

Despatch Depot: 1906

Despatch, New York, circa 1906. "Merchants' Despatch Transportation Co." The New York Central rail hub now known as East Rochester. Panorama made from three 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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Fine, I'll be that guy.
That is excellent work stitching the photos together, I wish I had you in my Graphics Dept!!

Brick building survives +112

It was little tricky to find, because the modern water towers are on the other side of the tracks from the 1906 water towers. Station seems to be long gone.

Long Gone

The Despatch train depot is no longer with us but the sturdy ivy-covered offices across the tracks survive as afterthought to something now called Custom Truck Creations and its shops and warehouse.

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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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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