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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Trainville: 1929

Trainville: 1929

August 5, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Miniature RR of John N. Swartzell." Our fourth look at the Swartzell rail empire. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Wequetonsing: 1906

Wequetonsing: 1906

Wequetonsing, Michigan, circa 1906. "The birches and the bay." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pike's Peaker: 1900

Pike's Peaker: 1900

Colorado circa 1900. "A Pike's Peak prospector." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Little Engine: 1906

The Little Engine: 1906

Harbor Springs, Michigan, circa 1906. "Excursion logging train." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Underwear Railroad: 1906

The Underwear Railroad: 1906

Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1906. "Mount Adams incline." A closeup of one of Cincy's famous incline railway lines, and of a lesser-known clothesline. Also: Moxie! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Watching the World Go By: 1906

Watching the World Go By: 1906

"Park Avenue." In the resort community of Bay View, Michigan, circa 1906. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hancock High: 1906

Hancock High: 1906

Hancock, Michigan, circa 1906. "High School." How many pigtails will get dipped in inkwells today? Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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