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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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Derby Day: 1901

Derby Day: 1901

April 29, 1901. Churchill Downs, Kentucky. "Derby Day." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

D.P.O.: 1902

D.P.O.: 1902

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1902. "Post Office." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chinatown: 1900

Chinatown: 1900

New York circa 1900. "In Chinatown, Pell Street." Photo by Byron. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Crack Grocery: 1920

Crack Grocery: 1920

Ballston, Virginia, circa 1921. "Oldsmobile truck, Thomas J. Crack." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

We've Moved: 1920

We've Moved: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "229-31 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E." Capital Cleaners & Dyers in its new home. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Little Italy: 1900

Little Italy: 1900

Little Italy circa 1900. "Mulberry Street, New York." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Their New Home: 1971

Their New Home: 1971

A Kodachrome moment in November 1971, shortly after my sister and her family, newly transplanted from Diamond Bar in Southern California, moved into their new home in the Bahia section of Novato. I'm not quite sure how you'd describe the architectural style, but that was it in Bahia. Here I've captured my brother-in-law getting gardening advice from my father, who's hauled us up from Larkspur in our 1966 Rambler Classic wagon. The other vehicle I'm sure needs no introduction. My nephew Dave, age six, strolls out into the cul-de-sac. Antennas at the left are for San Francisco radio station KCBS. View full size.

 
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