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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Tidily Trimmed: 1901

Tidily Trimmed: 1901

Mississippi circa 1901. "Gate to the Hamilton residence, Bay St. Louis." Mrs. Hamilton, perhaps, showing off her neatly sculpted entryway. View full size.

 

Indianapolis: 1905

Indianapolis: 1905

Circa 1905. "Commercial Club building, Indianapolis, Indiana." Looking west on Pearl Street at South Meridian. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size | Detail

 

Camp and Canal: 1905

Camp and Canal: 1905

New Orleans circa 1905. "Camp Street." A different perspective on the previously posted view along Canal Street. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Nawlins: 1903

Nawlins: 1903

Circa 1903. The caption for this glass negative has been misplaced -- who will be the first person to identify this city and its famous thoroughfare? UPDATE: And the answer is, as most guessers correctly guessed, Canal Street in New Orleans! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Wabash Bridge: 1908

Wabash Bridge: 1908

Circa 1908. "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Wabash Bridge, Monongahela River." Back when Pittsburgh was sans H. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

That Toddlin Town: 1900

That Toddlin Town: 1900

September 1, 1900. Chicago, Illinois. "Madison Street east from Fifth Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Napoleon House: 1905

Napoleon House: 1905

New Orleans circa 1905. "Napoleon House, Chartres Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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