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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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Swamp Root: 1905

Swamp Root: 1905

Binghamton, New York, circa 1905. "Kilmer factory." The wellspring of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, a popular patent medicine. The building was also the temporary headquarters of another Kilmer enterprise, the Binghamton Press newspaper. Panorama of two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

Coming and Going: 1908

Coming and Going: 1908

Circa 1908. "Suburban station, Petoskey, Michigan." Yet another glimpse of this bustling burg. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Oakland Garage: 1921

Oakland Garage: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "District Oakland Automobile Co. garage, L Street." The Oakland was eventually eclipsed by Pontiac, its "companion make" in the General Motors hierarchy. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Illuminating News: 1976

Illuminating News: 1976

My brother basking in the glow of the Sunday papers at our kitchen table, while off-stage my mother is slaving away preparing a big breakfast for everybody, both long-standing traditions around our house. He's reading the San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle; the two papers were separately owned and published independently on weekdays, but combined Sunday editions as well as sharing revenue generally under a controversial joint operating agreement. Yes, even 35 years ago print journalism was scrambling for profitable business models. The Chronicle supplied the features for the Sunday edition, thankfully, as they had the most interesting roster of columnists and contributors by far. I probably paused from perusing the Pink Section to take this Kodachrome slide.

News Flash: 1920

News Flash: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Democratic National Committee." The convention hall in the old Liberty Market. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dinner Time: 1909

Dinner Time: 1909

January 22, 1909. "Dinner time. Family of Mrs. A.J. Young, Tifton, Georgia." Last glimpsed here. Joe Manning of the Lewis Hine Project, who has spent five years unraveling the Young family's history, tells their story here in fascinating detail. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Helter-Skelter: 1905

Helter-Skelter: 1905

New York circa 1905. "The Helter Skelter, Luna Park, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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