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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.

 
 
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West Market Street: 1907

West Market Street: 1907

Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1907. "West Market Street." Another view of the Union Terminal building and car barn seen in the previous post. Points of interest include the 1902 Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Hearsey Vehicle Company to the right (dealer in gasoline, steam and electric automobiles) and, farther down the street, medical offices of Dr. Gasaway & Co., "specialists." View full size.

 

A Few Minutes Later: 1907

A Few Minutes Later: 1907

Indianapolis circa 1907. "Union Traction Co. -- Union Terminal Building." A slightly later version of the scene from the previous post, showing one of Union Traction's interurban cars at the entrance to the shed. View full size.

 

Union Traction: 1907

Union Traction: 1907

Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1907. "Union Traction Co. -- Union Terminal Building." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Indy Imperial: 1904

Indy Imperial: 1904

Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1904. "Imperial Hotel." Whose architectural style might be described as Romanesque Rococo Curlicue Baroque, and whose slogan could be "every exterior surface embellished." Note the early automobile. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Extra Firm: 1905

Extra Firm: 1905

Circa 1905, location not specified. "Please go 'way and let me sleep." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Spray Beer: 1908

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Spray Beer: 1908

Niagara Falls, New York, circa 1908. "Imperial Hotel." Where the thirsty traveler could partake of the evocatively named Spray Beer. Around the corner was a Temperance House, whose amenities might have included a milk bar. At left, a political banner advertises the Democratic presidential ticket of William Jennings Bryan and John Kern. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Good Coal and Wood: 1909

Good Coal and Wood: 1909

New York circa 1909. "Broadway -- Saranac Lake, Adirondack Mountains." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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