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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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Miami Club: 1907

Miami Club: 1907

Miami, Florida, circa 1907. "The Miami Club." Members only, please. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

School Pool: 1922

School Pool: 1922

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1922. "Swimming pool, Balch School." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Statler and Tuller: 1920

Statler and Tuller: 1920

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1920. "Grand Circus Park, looking toward Washington Boulevard, and Hotels Statler and Tuller." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

School Zone: 1915

School Zone: 1915

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1915. "Old Central High School." Now Wayne State University's "Old Main." Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Kodak Girl: 1909

The Kodak Girl: 1909

February 17, 1909. "No. 28 -- The Kodak Girl." View full size.

 

YWCA: 1906

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YWCA: 1906

Poughkeepsie, New York, circa 1906. "Young Women's Christian Association." And, presumably, a young Christian woman at the door. View full size.

 

Big Box: 1906

Big Box: 1906

Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1906. "Columbia Building, Fourth and Main." An interesting look at the gritty environment of the urban horse. And maybe a record for the number of insulators on one tree in a Shorpy photo. View full size.

 
 
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