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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Cool Jazz: 1925

Cool Jazz: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Better 'Ole Club Orchestra at the National Zoo." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Colossus: 1902

Colossus: 1902

"New East River bridge from Brooklyn." The Williamsburg Bridge under construction circa 1902. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Smoke on the Water: 1905

Smoke on the Water: 1905

Chicago, 1905. "Chicago River east from Rush Street Bridge." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Broad Street: 1905

Broad Street: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "Broad Street north from Spruce." Detroit Publishing Company, 8x10 glass negative. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Old Corner Bookstore: 1900

Old Corner Bookstore: 1900

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1900. "Old Corner Bookstore, first brick building in Boston." Detroit Publishing Company 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Philadelphia: 1910

Philadelphia: 1910

"Independence Hall at Independence Square, Philadelphia, c. 1910-1915." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Old Man River: 1906

Old Man River: 1906

"Mississippi River Landing." Circa 1906, an exceptionally detailed view of the sternwheeler "Belle of Calhoun" and sidewheeler "Belle of the Bends" taking on cargo. Detroit Publishing Company 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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