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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Picket Fences: 1911

Picket Fences: 1911

August 1911. New Bedford, Mass. "Lewis Grace, 68 Acushnet Avenue. Probably 14. Works in drawing-in room." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.



Acushnet Mill on Acushnet Avenue. Is this the same company that makes Titleist brand golf equipment?

Berkshire Hathaway

That is the original Hathaway Manufacturing Company of New Bedford, which became Berkshire Hathaway, which was eventually purchased by Warren Buffett and became an investment vehicle propelling the stock from roughly $16 a share to over $150,000 (now back down to $100,000).


This kid almost looks prosperous.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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