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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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Electro-Analyzer: 1942

Electro-Analyzer: 1942

Chicago, December 1942. "Apparatus used at the laboratory at the Chicago & North Western RR's 40th Street yards for analyzing solutions of metals used in locomotives and the railroad plant in general." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Mother Church: 1907

The Mother Church: 1907

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1907. "First Church of Christ, Scientist." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Call of Doody: 1907

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Call of Doody: 1907

Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1907. "Wadsworth Atheneum." Plus a fixture of early 1900s streetscapes -- a Department of Sanitation pushcart in the days when vehicular emissions were removed with shovel and broom. View full size.

 

Old New England: 1905

Old New England: 1905

Boston circa 1905. "Old South Meeting House & Old South Building." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Proteus: 1903

Proteus: 1903

March 23, 1903. "S.S. Proteus. High water at New Orleans levee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Beware the Lion: 1906

Beware the Lion: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Hotel Lenox." A number of hazards to look out for here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Fountain of Ice: 1904

Fountain of Ice: 1904

Detroit circa 1904. "Fountain of ice, Washington Boulevard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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