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.
Vintage photos of:
Buffalo, N.Y., circa 1900. "An old-timer at C.T.T. elevator." The Badger State at the Connecting Terminal grain elevator -- whose loading "leg" was a huge structure on wheels -- on the City Ship Canal, next to the Marine Elevator. View full size.