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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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Wilmerding, O Wilmerding: 1905

Wilmerding, O Wilmerding: 1905

Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, circa 1905. "Plant of the Westinghouse Air Brake Co." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Willis and Crismond: 1928

Willis and Crismond: 1928

Fredericksburg, Virginia, circa 1928. "Willis and Crismond, dealers in fertilizers. Merchants' Stores and Offices, Brick Row, Commerce and Prince Edward Streets." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Westinghouse Air-Brake: 1905

Westinghouse Air-Brake: 1905

Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, circa 1905. "Machine shop, Westinghouse Air-Brake Co." Company namesake George Westinghouse invented the railway air brake in 1869 and was a rival of Thomas Edison in the early electrical industry. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Battle House: 1901

Battle House: 1901

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1901. "Battle House." Whose name has lengthened over the years to "Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa by Marriott." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Commerce and Main: 1928

Commerce and Main: 1928

Fredericksburg, Virginia, circa 1928. "Merchants' stores and offices, brick row, Commerce and Main Streets. Photograph taken on commission from Mrs. Devore of Chatham." Acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Knight House: 1928

Knight House: 1928

Circa 1928. "Knight House, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Taken on commission of Mrs. Devore of Chatham." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Windsor Shades: 1935

Windsor Shades: 1935

1935. King William County, Virginia. "Waterville, vicinity of Sweet Hall." Built by Tidewater planter James Ruffin in 1794 on the Pamunkey River, this home served as a tavern for Ruffin's Ferry. Currently known as Windsor Shades. 8x10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. One of thousands of large-format images of dilapidated mansions, decaying farmhouses and tipsy cabins recorded by this pioneering photographer as she traveled the South during the Depression, documenting a fast-disappearing inventory of Early American architecture. View full size.

 
 
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