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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 • JAMAICA: THE GEM OF THE TROPICS

The Hills Have Holes: 1940

The Hills Have Holes: 1940

September 1940. "House in near-deserted town of Tyler, Pennsylvania, showing abandoned coke ovens in background." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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This blog post was from someone who visited the site. Interesting contrast between then and now.

http://coalandcoke.blogspot.com/2015/01/tyler-coke-works-tyler-pa.html

Left twix or right twix

The two chimneys lead me to believe this house is a "double" or "duplex" as we call them in the Midwest. Still trying to decide "twix" which side is optimum to live on.

 
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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