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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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A Day at the Races: 1958

A Day at the Races: 1958

San Mateo, California, in 1958. My cousins Gary and Dan standing on the left. My brother doing 110 in his head, and my sister apparently realizing she could have had a V8. Uncle Walt appears to be preoccupied by the little blonde and Aunt Rita has a thermos of Starbucks. Strike that. "Chock Full 'O Nuts." My uncle loved anything with an engine that flew, floated or had four wheels. My brother can be seen in all photos of this era with a Giants cap as they had just arrived in San Francisco that year. BONUS: vintage background cars. View full size.

South Street Seaport: 1901

South Street Seaport: 1901

New York circa 1901. "South Street and Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Manhattan Terminal: 1906

Manhattan Terminal: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Manhattan entrance to Brooklyn Bridge." The street railroad terminal. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Bridge: 1903

Brooklyn Bridge: 1903

New York circa 1903. "East River and Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan." Among the many signs competing for our attention are billboards for "Crani-Tonic Hair Food" and Moxie. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Onward: 1908

Onward: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Automobile on waterfront road." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Vaudeville Extravaganza: 1905

Vaudeville Extravaganza: 1905

Detroit circa 1905. "Woodward Avenue looking north." The soap-and-theater district. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Man of the Hour: 1907

Man of the Hour: 1907

Circa 1907. "Illinois Theatre, Chicago." Now playing: George Broadhurst's "The Man of the Hour." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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