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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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Chandler Hall: 1901

Chandler Hall: 1901

Hanover, New Hampshire, circa 1901. "Chandler Hall, Dartmouth College." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Silk Railroad: 1900

Silk Railroad: 1900

Circa 1900. "Sauquoit silk mill on Susquehanna River at Scranton, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Hill Building: 1926

The Hill Building: 1926

        Connoisseurs of anodyne architecture will be pleased to learn that this building still stands.

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Hill Bldg., 17th and Eye Streets N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Santa Barbara: 1906

Santa Barbara: 1906

Circa 1906. "Santa Barbara, California -- General view from west." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cordova Corner: 1903

Cordova Corner: 1903

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1903. "Hotel Alcazar annex (Cordova Hotel)." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mainstream Media: 1899

Mainstream Media: 1899

Circa 1899. "Steamboat A.W. Chesterton." Brought to you by the Boston Globe. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Church in Charleston: 1900

A Church in Charleston: 1900

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1900. "Meeting Street and St. Michael's Church." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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