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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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Niagara: 1900

Niagara: 1900

Niagara Falls circa 1900. "Station at foot of incline, American Falls." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Nacelle Belles: 1942

Nacelle Belles: 1942

October 1942. "Two assembly line workers at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company enjoy a well-earned lunch period. Nacelle parts of a heavy bomber form the background." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Toledo: 1899

Toledo: 1899

Circa 1899. "Toledo, Ohio. Produce Exchange." Playing next door: The Mutoscope blockbuster "Animal Photographs." View full size.

 

Jupiter R.R.: 1896

Jupiter R.R.: 1896

Florida circa 1896. "Jupiter & Lake Worth R.R." And one hound dog who didn't have to wait for the invention of the pickup truck. Dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Metropolis: 1933

Metropolis: 1933

January 19, 1933. "New York City views. New York Hospital and Queens from 515 Madison Avenue." Fifty-Ninth Street over the East River on the Queensboro Bridge. Medium-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Detroit River: 1900

Detroit River: 1900

Circa 1900. "Car ferry 'Transport' entering slip, Detroit River." Railcar steamer on an icy, windy day. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Field of Mars: 1890

Field of Mars: 1890

Circa 1890s. "Campus Martius, Detroit." Down the street, a "moonlight tower" arc-lamp stanchion. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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