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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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Northward Ho (Colorized): 1905

Northward Ho (Colorized): 1905

Circa 1905. Colorized Motor car, Canadian Government Colonization Co. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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One small change please

The Minister of the Interior asked me to discreetly inquire if you could change the appearance of the, umh, white colored material to something else.

But otherwise, an original Kodachrome could not have improved anything. What an apparition!

Hang on to your (bowler) hat

I'm no automotive engineer, but I'm guessing that the solid rubber tires and leaf springs on that contraption made for a very rough ride. The machine is, however, so much more interesting than those mobile billboards one occasionally sees plying our streets nowadays. It must have been quite a sight after dark, what with all those light bulbs (I imagine the "Canada" sign on top was illuminated too). And yes, a fantastic work of colorizing! Thank you!


If what they wanted was babymaking immigrants, they were going after the wrong demographic.


You did an outstanding job!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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