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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 • CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

Payday on the Levee: 1906

Payday on the Levee: 1906

New Orleans circa 1906. "Payday on the levee." Don't spend it all in one place. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Industrial Light & Magic: 1915

Industrial Light & Magic: 1915

Wyandotte, Michigan, circa 1915. "Foundry, Detroit Shipbuilding Co." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lord of the Stoves: 1901

Lord of the Stoves: 1901

Chelsea, Michigan, circa 1901. "Glazier Stove Company shipping room." Heated by a Round Oak No. 20 stove. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Young Nicholas: 1906

Young Nicholas: 1906

Circa 1906. "Oyster luggers at New Orleans." A continuation of the scene shown in the previous post. Random observation: The masts here remind me of violin bows. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lugger Landing: 1906

Lugger Landing: 1906

Along the Mississippi circa 1906. "Oyster luggers at New Orleans." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dixie Calendar: 1910

Dixie Calendar: 1910

Circa 1910. "New Orleans and Mississippi River from Hotel Grunewald." The business side of the Big Easy. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Bugle Boys: 1896

Bugle Boys: 1896

Circa 1896. "U.S.S. Massachusetts buglers and drummer." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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