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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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Going Down: 1908

Going Down: 1908

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, circa 1908. "Diver repairing a lock gate." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Downsized: 1977

Downsized: 1977

New Chevrolet meets Old Cadillac circa 1977 in Medford, Mass., on the corner of Mystic Avenue and Harvard Street at a service station whose name escapes me. Not the best time for American cars! View full size.

Priscilla Mills: 1911

Priscilla Mills: 1911

April 1911. Meridian, Mississippi. "Noon hour at Priscilla Knitting Mills. Small boys who work here." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

In the Driver's Seat: 1915

In the Driver's Seat: 1915

At the wheel circa 1915. "NO CAPTION" is the caption here. Perhaps someone will recognize the insignia on the lady's uniform. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Arms and the Girl: 1915

Arms and the Girl: 1915

1915. "National Guard, District of Columbia, in camp." We're short on context here, so feel free to create your own narrative. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

All My Children: 1942

All My Children: 1942

Spring 1942. New Bedford, Massachusetts. "Portuguese mother with pictures of her sons, who are all in service." Photo by John Collier, OWI. View full size.

 

Eeyore Express: 1904

Eeyore Express: 1904

California circa 1904. "Our baggage is coming on ahead." These novelty scenes were a relative rarity in the Detroit Publishing catalog. View full size.

 
 
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