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.
Vintage photos of:
Detroit circa 1910. "Chamber of Commerce, State and Griswold streets." With the Hotel Richter and B. Siegel department store on State Street in supporting roles. Our title comes from the wonderfully graphic sign for Michigan Dentists. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
"Grace & Hubert -- 17 Feb 1952." In this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes, Grace's smile lights up a gray winter day. View full size.