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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.

 
 
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Liberty: 1919

Liberty: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Fourth of July tableau on the Ellipse -- 'Columbia,' 'Liberty' and dancers." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Star-Spangled Stang: 1967

Star-Spangled Stang: 1967

The 1967 Twin Cities (Larkspur & Corte Madera, California) Fourth of July Parade on the 300 block of Magnolia Ave. in Larkspur, right down the hill from our house. The "Leoettes" was an auxiliary of the Lions Club - see the toy lion over the windshield? Their garb commemorates the Spanish/Mexican history of the area; at the end of the block, the car will cross the boundary between two old Mexican land grant ranchos: Punta de Quentin (here) and Corte Madera del Presidio. Today this parade entry would be part of the vintage car contingent. This is a section of a 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

The Oyster Wagon: 1905

The Oyster Wagon: 1905

Circa 1905. "Unloading oyster luggers at Baltimore." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Sand Man: 1906

A Sand Man: 1906

The Jersey Shore circa 1906. "A sand man -- Atlantic City." The Michelangelo of sand sculpture. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Park in the Pines: 1905

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Park in the Pines: 1905

Aiken, South Carolina, circa 1905. "Park in the Pines Hotel." Of the resort's eponymous evergreens, it was claimed that "the exhalations from this tree exert a soothing and purifying effect upon the mucous membrane of the respiratory passages." At least until the place burned down in 1913. View full size.

 

Stacked Decks: 1911

Stacked Decks: 1911

New York. June 21, 1911. "White Star liner S.S. Olympic guided by tugboats Kirkham and Admiral." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Meeting and Queen: 1905

Meeting and Queen: 1905

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1905. "Meeting Street and St. John Hotel," a.k.a. the Mills House. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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