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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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Cotton on the Levee: 1903

Cotton on the Levee: 1903

New Orleans circa 1903. "Mule teams and the levee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Wizard Tree: 1900

The Wizard Tree: 1900

New Hampshire circa 1900. "The Wizard Tree, Cathedral Woods, North Conway, White Mountains." 8x10 glass transparency, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

The Tank Room: 1901

The Tank Room: 1901

Chelsea, Michigan, circa 1901. "Glazier Stove Co., tank room." Yet another glimpse of the inner workings at Glazier Stove. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Invisiball: 1908

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Invisiball: 1908

Circa 1908. "Franklin Park, Columbus, Ohio." Where something's up, or maybe not. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Boston Harbor: 1906

Boston Harbor: 1906

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Boston Harbor and waterfront." Panorama of two 8x10 inch glass negatives, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Good Shoes: 1903

Good Shoes: 1903

Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1903. "Westminster Street." A textbook turn-of-the-century commercial district: streetcar transportation, vaudeville theater, painless dentistry, comfortable shoes. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Le Jeune: 1938

Le Jeune: 1938

November 1938. Mix, Louisiana. "Negro children coming out of store on their way to school. Note lunches which they are carrying." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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