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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 • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Little Rock: 1910

Little Rock: 1910

Little Rock, Arkansas, circa 1910. "Main Street north from Sixth." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Game Room: 1905

The Game Room: 1905

Upstate New York circa 1905. "Billiard hall at Paul Smith's casino, Adirondack Mountains." Note the pinball table in the corner. 8x10 glass plate. View full size.

 

Smoking Rubble: 1906

Smoking Rubble: 1906

"Nob Hill from roof of Ferry Post Office." San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Cookies: 1896

Cookies: 1896

Circa 1896-1899. "Berth deck cooks aboard cruiser U.S.S. Brooklyn." 8x10 inch glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Biscayne Bay: 1910

Biscayne Bay: 1910

Miami, Florida, circa 1910. "The shores of Biscayne Bay." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Stirring the Pot: 1917

Stirring the Pot: 1917

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1917. "Camp cooks." Now where'd we leave that salt shaker? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Snow King: 1905

Snow King: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Flatiron Building, corner after snow storm." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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