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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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On the Beach: 1906

On the Beach: 1906

New Jersey circa 1906. "The beach, Atlantic City." The right half of a panorama formed with this image. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.


The beach, Atlantic City - revisited

Note the differing shadows in the two parts of S. Head's stitched-together panorama -- the pictures weren't taken simultaneously.

No fast food

I'm always impressed how everyone is so slim and fit looking in their bathing suits in 1906. What a difference fast-food has made through the years.


Here's a stitched together version of the panorama. Click to enlarge.


Glad the photographer happened by on Funny Hat Day.

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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