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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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Modern Family: 1900

Modern Family: 1900

Circa 1900. "Admiral Sampson's family." Young relatives of William T. Sampson, a hero of the Spanish American War. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.


Kudos to the stable hands

That's a very well-tended carriage and pair, evidence of much hard work.

Once again,

little Virginia looked on as she was left behind for the family omnibus outing.


That's what I think every time I see a picture like this. No, wait, make that, I LOVE MY CAR.

Sorry Darlin'

There just isn't any room for you in the carriage. You'll have to stay home alone while we go out for ice cream and a Sunday ride. Have fun.

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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