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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Plaza Hotel: 1910

Plaza Hotel: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Plaza Hotel." Yet another view of this aristocratic edifice. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

National Tube Works: 1910

National Tube Works: 1910

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1910. "Furnaces, National Tube Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Easter Parade: 1904

The Easter Parade: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Easter crowds on Fifth Avenue." Happy Easter from Shorpy! 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Egg and I: 1950

The Egg and I: 1950

The little man in the nicely-pressed pants on Easter Sunday is me. Given the state of our lawn, you can see how hiding eggs in it was a snap. View full size.

Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

Here we see our two companions yet again, albeit one of them with an odd choice of footwear (or lack thereof). tterrace says the car is a 1954 Ford. View full size

Robert Street: 1908

Robert Street: 1908

St. Paul, Minn., circa 1908. "Robert Street." With dental parlors in Starbucksian abundance. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

St. Clair Tunnel: 1905

St. Clair Tunnel: 1905

Port Huron, Michigan, circa 1905. "St. Clair Tunnel." Oh, and please note: "No Admittance." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 
 
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