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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

Stuck Up: 1898

Stuck Up: 1898

June 23, 1898. Niagara Falls, New York. "A Hold Up. Pawnee Bill's Wild West Co." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Honeymooners: 1905

The Honeymooners: 1905

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1905. "They were on their honeymoon." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Portland, Maine: 1904

Portland, Maine: 1904

Portland, Maine, circa 1904. "Congress Square." 8x10 inch glass transparency (something of a novelty for this collection), Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Wanamaker's: 1906

Wanamaker's: 1906

New York circa 1906. "John Wanamaker store, Broadway and 10th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Sportsmen: 1905

The Sportsmen: 1905

Upstate New York circa 1905. "Hunting in the Adirondacks." When deer and canoe collide. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Tots of Tripoli: 1946

Tots of Tripoli: 1946

March 1946. "Tripoli, Lebanon. American Mission Girls' School, the kindergarten in class." Medium format acetate negative, Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Roughing It: 1905

Roughing It: 1905

Upstate New York circa 1905. "An open camp in the Adirondacks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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