The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

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.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

On the Street Where You Live: 1900

On the Street Where You Live: 1900

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1900. "W.H. Jackson residence." Just out of view across 2nd Avenue in this two-part panorama was the residence of Detroit Publishing photographer William Henry Jackson. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Location

This looks like the street, from a 1895 Detroit street map.

Fast Shade

Any idea of the address? I'd like to find out when this neighborhood was platted and developed, to get an idea of the age of the trees. Elms, besides having wonderful canopies, also are fast growers.

[Building on the left is the Marlborough apartments at 419-421 Second Avenue. (Addresses have been renumbered since this photo was made.) At the end of the street we can see the fountain in Cass Park. - Dave]

Nice rack

For bikes!

Cass Park in the background

I think this picture is a view of 2nd Avenue heading away from downtown where it runs into Cass Park. I don't think any of these buildings still stand. And the park's fountain is sadly no more.

Photomerge

Just thought I'd run both of these through Photoshop's Photomerge command and see what the resulting panorama would look like.

[I tried the same thing (click below to enlarge). A passable result with a couple of obvious flaws -- the cable running across the street, instead of meeting in the middle, diverges at two very different angles, and the curbs on the left side of the street don't line up. Your version (bottom pic) turned out better, curbwise. UPDATE: I took another stab at it and came up with something a tad more Euclidean. Click to embiggen. - Dave]

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | 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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.