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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Labor Day: 1900

Labor Day: 1900

Buffalo, New York, 1900. "Labor Day parade crowd, Main Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Party: 1950s

The Party: 1950s

Hamilton, Ontario. Name your pleasure and stow that camera. View full size.

William E. Corey: 1905

William E. Corey: 1905

South Chicago, 1905. "Steamer William E. Corey, stern view on the ways." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Reaching Out: 1973

Reaching Out: 1973

High atop Christmas Tree Hill above Corte Madera, California, I reach out from my fisheye lens to my sister-in-law. Sort of like Michelangelo meets Coca-Cola commercial. In the near distance, southern Marin County's Richardson Bay, Sausalito and the Tiburon peninsula, with San Francisco Bay and the City beyond. The antennas a bit down the crest of the hill are for the Marin cable TV system. The "Christmas Tree Hill" moniker came about because decorated houses on the slope formed something of a Christmas tree pattern when viewed from a distance. Kodachrome slide. Update/correction: my brother took this shot, and it's his arm; I'm actually partly visible back there with my tripod and movie camera. View full size.

Citizens Savings: 1905

Citizens Savings: 1905

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Citizens Savings and Trust Company building." Compared to the bulk of Detroit Publishing's glass negatives, this 8x10 plate has been heavily reworked, with the top corners masked out and buildings to either side subordinated under a layer of smudges and stipples. View full size.

 

Chicago: 1920s

Chicago: 1920s

Taken from the old elevated Union Pacific/North Line track looking due east up West Arthur Avenue toward North Clark in the Rogers Park neighborhood of northeast Chicago (Thanks TD for figuring that out). View full size.

Wabash Station: 1905

Wabash Station: 1905

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1905. "Wabash Station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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