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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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The Clarendon: 1905

The Clarendon: 1905

Daytona Beach circa 1905. "The Clarendon Hotel -- Seabreeze, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Vendue Range: 1865

Vendue Range: 1865

"1865. Charleston, South Carolina. Vendue Range looking east from near the corner of East Bay Street." Aftermath of the Great Fire of 1861 and bombardment by the Federal Navy. Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Tea Roses: 1921

Tea Roses: 1921

New York. May 21, 1921. "Kopernak in kimono." The Russian-born stage actress Galina Kopernak about to pour. Bain News Service glass neg. View full size.

 

Cornell Crew: 1914

Cornell Crew: 1914

June 1914. Poughkeepsie, New York. "Cornell 2nd Varsity." Let's all pull together, men! College rowers on the Hudson in the heyday of the Poughkeepsie Regatta. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Air Ship No. 9: 1904

Air Ship No. 9: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Dreamland Park, Air Ship Building, Coney Island." Step right up to see the Santos-Dumont Airship No. 9 -- only a dime. Extra added Axis-flavored attraction: swastika decorations on this Japanese pagoda, the "Revels of Japan" tea house; the airship was in a hangar out back. View full size.

 

Grand Hotel: 1904

Grand Hotel: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Hotel Manhattan, Madison Avenue and 42nd Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Our Confederate Dead: 1903

Our Confederate Dead: 1903

Augusta, Georgia, circa 1903. "Albion Hotel and Confederate Monument." A full view of the memorial glimpsed here last week. The main inscription: "No nation rose so white and fair. None fell so pure of crime." Facing the camera: Stonewall Jackson. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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