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.
Vintage photos of:
"The Crescent Limited, ace of the Southern Railway System's passenger train service between New York, Washington, Atlanta and New Orleans."
1864. "Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Photographer [possibly Mathew Brady] at Butler's signal tower, Cobb's Hill, Appomattox River. Wet plate glass negative from photos of the main Eastern theater of war, the Army of the James, June 1864-April 1865. African American man standing along with Signal Corps." Note the camera lens on the grass, and cloth-draped darkroom on the wagon. View full size.