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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

A Walk in the Woods: 1906

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A Walk in the Woods: 1906

Oriskany, New York, circa 1906. "Summit Park, path to boathouse." Continuing our tour of scenic Summit Park. Please do not feed the squirrels. View full size.

 

The Big Dapple: 1906

The Big Dapple: 1906

Oneida County, New York, circa 1906. "Summit Park at Oriskany, near Utica." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Livingstone Channel: 1910

Livingstone Channel: 1910

"Livingstone Channel, looking east." Construction of the navigation channel along the Detroit River circa 1910. 8x10 dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Hiawatha Temple: 1908

Hiawatha Temple: 1908

St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1908. "Wabasha Street." Abundantly equipped with the standbys that Shorpians will recognize as essential to a smoothly functioning business district: fraternal organization, painless dental parlors, purveyors of cigars and prosthetic eyeballs, optician-jeweler (with the 8:17 clock-sign) and, last but not least, "Business Men's Lunch (And 2 Beers)" for 15 cents. View full size.

 

Many of These There: 1908

Many of These There: 1908

November 1908. Lincolnton, North Carolina. "Daniel Mfg. Co. Girl beginning to spin. Many of these there." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Round Two: 1897

Round Two: 1897

Aboard the warship U.S.S. Oregon circa 1897. "Second round." Our third look at this nighttime boxing match. 8x10 glass negative by E.H. Hart. View full size.

 

Bill Bliss: Mid-1950s

Bill Bliss: Mid-1950s

Here is Bill Bliss with an unknown girl in Yosemite, mid-fifties. Scanned from the 2½ x 3½ inch negative. View full size.

 
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