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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

T Room: 1923

T Room: 1923

1923. "R.L. Taylor Motor Co." The service garage of this Washington, D.C., Ford dealer, seen earlier here. Here we are 20 years into the Motor Age yet this still has the look of your local Conestoga wagon repair shop. View full size.

 

Parting Glances: 1920

Parting Glances: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "729 12th St., Washington Times." Various shades of Twelfth Street. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bleecker Street: 1910

Bleecker Street: 1910

Utica, New York, circa 1910. "Bleecker Street." Your source for vaudeville and "Kodaks." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Throwing Horses: 1900

Throwing Horses: 1900

Orchard Lake, Michigan, circa 1900. "Cavalry detachment, throwing horses. Michigan Military Academy." Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Coca-Cola Tree: 1925

The Coca-Cola Tree: 1925

Circa 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- Lincoln car in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Billet Chutes: 1908

Billet Chutes: 1908

Homestead, Pennsylvania, circa 1908. "Billet chutes, Homestead Steel Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Bi-Pass: 1908

The Bi-Pass: 1908

Holyoke, Massachusetts (vicinity), circa 1908. "The Bi-Pass, Mount Tom Railway." Here we see the railway's two "elevating cars," named after Rowland Thomas and Elizur Holyoke. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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