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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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Duct Soup: 1908

Duct Soup: 1908

Circa 1908. "The galley. Steamer City of Cleveland, Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Pillars of the Community: 1939

Pillars of the Community: 1939

1939. "Wade House. Huntsville vicinity, Madison County, Alabama." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Marge and Gower: 1953

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Marge and Gower: 1953

Las Vegas, 1953. "Dancers Marge and Gower Champion sunbathing by the swimming pool at the Flamingo Hotel." Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine article "The Champions Cut a Wet Rug." View full size.

Born a Rebel: 1860s

Born a Rebel: 1860s

Ca. 1861-65. "Young soldier in Confederate shell jacket and forage cap with single shot pistol." Sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

A Walk on the Water: 1907

A Walk on the Water: 1907

New York circa 1907. "Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Traffic Ahead: 1901

Traffic Ahead: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Woodward and Farnsworth Avenues." The future Motor City on the cusp of the Motor Century. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Flowers for Rose: 1950

Flowers for Rose: 1950

May 1950. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Torr [client]. Funeral flowers." Rose Bell Torr in repose. Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
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