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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.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Pennsylvania Avenue: 1910

Pennsylvania Avenue: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Pennsylvania Avenue west from the Old Post Office." Landmarks here include the Washington Post newspaper, the Willard Hotel between 14th and 15th, the U.S Treasury, a bit of the White House, and the State, War and Navy building. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Shipshape: 1898

Shipshape: 1898

Circa 1898. "U.S.S. Massachusetts in dry dock." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dwight Depot: 1900

Dwight Depot: 1900

Circa 1900. "Chicago & Alton station at at Dwight, Illinois." Home to a very healthy looking telegraph pole. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Pere Marquette: 1910

Pere Marquette: 1910

The Chicago River circa 1910. "Pere Marquette transfer boat 18 passing State Street bridge." Railcar ferry built in a record 90 days after its namesake sank in Lake Michigan. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Coal Fleet: 1910

Coal Fleet: 1910

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1910. "A coal fleet." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Car 25: 1905

Car 25: 1905

Circa 1905. "Pere Marquette Railroad parlor car No. 25, exterior." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Parlor Car: 1905

Parlor Car: 1905

Circa 1905. "Pere Marquette Railroad parlor car No. 25, interior view." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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