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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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High and Low: 1907

High and Low: 1907

Detroit, 1907. "Penobscot Building and State Savings Bank, Fort and Shelby Streets." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
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Penobscot Family

The Penobscot Building is still there, along with its son, the Penobscot Annex (behind, 1914) and grandson, the art deco Greater Penobscot (left, 1928). Through it all, its neighbor the State Savings Bank (now called the Savoyard Centre) has stayed pretty much the same.

 
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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