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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Summertime: 1900

Summertime: 1900

Circa 1900. Our next stop in Grosse Ile, Michigan: "Cabin at Rio Vista." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Grosse Ile: 1900

Grosse Ile: 1900

Circa 1900. "Railway station at Grosse Ile, Michigan." The perfect place to start our tour. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Fruit Growers Express: 1903

Fruit Growers Express: 1903

Circa 1903. "Unloading bananas at New Orleans." Come Mr. Tally Man! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bicycles, Cadillacs: 1910

Bicycles, Cadillacs: 1910

New Orleans circa 1910. A close-up of the H.A. Testard Bicycles & Automobiles storefront from the previous post. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Emporium of Transport: 1910

Emporium of Transport: 1910

Circa 1910, continuing our sojourn in the Crescent City. "Masonic Temple, New Orleans." Home to H.A. Testard's store ("Bicycles, Automobiles"). 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mr. Magazine: 1908

Mr. Magazine: 1908

1908. "Smallest news & post card stand in New Orleans, 103 Royal Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ruth E. Pember: 1901

Ruth E. Pember: 1901

Circa 1901. "Ruth. E Pember at sail." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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