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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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The Bubbling Cup: 1910

The Bubbling Cup: 1910

Chicago circa 1910. "Around a bubbling cup, Lincoln Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Buffalo Ghosts: 1900

Buffalo Ghosts: 1900

"Hotel Iroquois, Buffalo, 1900." The ectoplasmic pedestrians are out in force. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Juicy Pair

A Juicy Pair

Somewhere in the 1950s; feel free to fill in the blanks. View full size.

Relics: 1900

Relics: 1900

Philadelphia circa 1900. "Chestnut Street from Ninth." On the left, Wanamaker & Brown ("liveries"), and on the right, offices of the Philadelphia Record (a "newspaper"). 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Battleship: 1905

Battleship: 1905

October 22, 1900. "Russian warship Retvizan, day before launching, Cramp's shipyards, Philadelphia." This battleship had its ups and downs -- built for the Imperial Russian Navy, torpedoed during the Russo-Japanese War, refloated, then sunk, then raised, then commissioned in the Japanese Navy, then sunk again. Whew. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Buffalo Trilogy: 1900

Buffalo Trilogy: 1900

Buffalo, New York, 1900. "Labor Day parade, Main Street." The Clairvoyant Bird Woman observes from her perch. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Clairvoyant Bird: 1900

Clairvoyant Bird: 1900

Buffalo, N.Y., 1900. "Labor Day parade, Main Street." The city's Good Humor men pass in review. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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