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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 • WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Sugar and Spice: 1900

Sugar and Spice: 1900

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1900. "Merry-go-round in Clark Park." 8x10 inch (cropped) dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Smith & Wesson: 1908

Smith & Wesson: 1908

Springfield, Massachusetts, circa 1908. "Smith & Wesson factory." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rail Mail: 1912

Rail Mail: 1912

Chicago circa 1912. "U.S. Mail Dept., Chicago & North Western Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shave Yourself: 1910

Shave Yourself: 1910

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1910. "The Boardwalk at night." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

On the Street Where You Live: 1900

On the Street Where You Live: 1900

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1900. "W.H. Jackson residence." Just out of view across 2nd Avenue in this two-part panorama was the residence of Detroit Publishing photographer William Henry Jackson. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Chez Jackson: 1900

Chez Jackson: 1900

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1900. "W.H. Jackson residence." On the right, the home of William Henry Jackson, whose Western, Mexican and Florida photographs formed an important part of the Detroit Publishing catalogue. View full size.

 

Christmas Garages: 1960

Christmas Garages: 1960

My brother, at left, and me, at right, proudly presenting our Christmas presents, nice garages with plenty of cars and trucks. View full size.

 
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