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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 • JEWISH RELIEF CAMPAIGN, 1917

$5 Teeth: 1910

$5 Teeth: 1910

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.

 

Return Trip: 1901

Return Trip: 1901

Circa 1901. "Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves." At least our third look at these day-trippers tied up at the Detroit River wharf, in a sort of Shorpy version of "Groundhog Day." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Onward & Upward: 1928

Onward & Upward: 1928

San Francisco circa 1928. "DeSoto sedan." Continuing our recent theme of cars-going-uphill, an early example of the marque passing a building we've seen here and here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Meet the Tuttles!

Meet the Tuttles!

"Grace & Hubert -- 17 Feb 1952." In this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes, Grace's smile lights up a gray winter day. View full size.

Buying Time: 1925

Buying Time: 1925

        Introducing -- the Maxwell "Sisyphus Six"

San Francisco circa 1925. "Advertisement for the 'Good Maxwell,' built by Chrysler engineers." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Granite Building: 1905

Granite Building: 1905

Rochester, New York, circa 1905. "Granite Building, Main Street & St. Paul." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Turf Battle: 1922

Turf Battle: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Football" is all it says here, so we're calling an incom­plete until someone comes up with a name. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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