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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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Ghost Convention: 1909

Ghost Convention: 1909

June 1909. Toledo, Ohio. "The lobby, Hotel Secor." I cackled with glee upon realizing that this empty-looking time exposure was in fact crowded with spectral hotel guests. Are they still there? 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotel Secor Fireproof: 1909

Hotel Secor Fireproof: 1909

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1909. "Hotel Secor, Jefferson Avenue and Superior Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Frank E. Kirby: 1910

Frank E. Kirby: 1910

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1910. Sidewheeler Frank E. Kirby at steamer landing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Our Darling: 1914

Our Darling: 1914

Washington, D.C. "J.J. Eaglen." A death notice in the May 18, 1914, Washington Post records the passing of one "John A. Eaglen, 3 years, 1000 8th st. nw." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Japanese Rolling Balls: 1910

Japanese Rolling Balls: 1910

Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1910. "Coney Island -- the midway." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tremont Temple: 1900

Tremont Temple: 1900

Circa 1900. "Tremont Temple, Boston." The Baptist church and auditorium. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Picket Fences: 1903

Picket Fences: 1903

Circa 1903. "A street in Yorktown, Virginia." 8x10 glass negative by none other than William Henry Jackson. Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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