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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.

 
 
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Tent Life: 1861

Tent Life: 1861

1861. "Washington, District of Columbia. Tent life of the 31st (later, 82nd) Pennsylvania Infantry at Queen's Farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum." View full size. Wet-plate glass negative, left half of stereo pair, photographer unknown.

 

New York Volunteers: 1861

New York Volunteers: 1861

1861. "Soldiers of Company G, 71st New York Volunteers, in front of Sibley tent." Wet plate glass negative, left half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Stanley Ketchel: 1910

Stanley Ketchel: 1910

April 7, 1910. "Stanley Ketchel in boxing pose." The middleweight champion, aka the "Michigan Assassin," in an unusual choice of attire six months before he was killed by a Missouri ranch hand. G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Some of the Babies: 1914

Some of the Babies: 1914

December 15, 1914. "New York Municipal Lodging House. Some of the babies." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

Night and the City: 1917

Night and the City: 1917

January 18, 1917. "New York Municipal Lodging House. Waiting for the doors to open." View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Metropolitan Life: 1908

Metropolitan Life: 1908

June 16, 1908. The Metropolitan Life tower under construction in New York City. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Mott Street: 1910

Mott Street: 1910

1910. Mott Street in New York's Little Italy, now Chinatown. At the left, 166 Mott (Raffaele Venezia Cafe) is now Face to Face Skin Care. Google Street View. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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