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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.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Coney Island: 1963

Coney Island: 1963

On the Merry-go-round at Coney Island, New York, in 1963. View full size.

Detroit Photographic Special

Detroit Photographic Special

Circa 1890s. "Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Detroit Photographic Special." Detroit Photographic Co.'s rolling showroom-darkroom. View full size.

 

The Dining Car: 1902

The Dining Car: 1902

Circa 1902. "Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad dining car." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Furnished Rooms: 1914

Furnished Rooms: 1914

Detroit circa 1914. "Construction work, grade separation, Fourteenth Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lower Station: 1908

Lower Station: 1908

Holyoke, Massachusetts, circa 1908. "Lower station, Mount Tom Railway." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Jamie Sherley (Girl): 1908

Jamie Sherley (Girl): 1908

November 1908. Chester, South Carolina. "Jamie Sherley, (girl). Wylie Mills. Been in mill six years. Ambro Sherley, 11 years old. Been in mill over one year." Photo and caption by the child-labor documentarian Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Palms of Pompeii: 1908

The Palms of Pompeii: 1908

Rochester, New York, circa 1908. "Pompeiian Room -- Hotel Seneca." (Catchphrase: "In the Pompeiian Room, everyone smokes!") 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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