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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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Congress Street: 1910

Congress Street: 1910

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1910. "Congress Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Miami Monochrome: 1910

Miami Monochrome: 1910

Miami, Florida, circa 1910. "Biscayne Bay through the cocoanut trees." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Drugstore: 1913

The Drugstore: 1913

1913. No location given. "G.W. Armstrong drugstore." Seidlitz Powders only 25 cents. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mysterious Tunnel: 1924

Mysterious Tunnel: 1924

September 26, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Mysterious tunnel." A strong Hardy Boys vibe here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

UPDATE: While initial speculation (bootlegging, espionage) was soon dispelled by an eccentric insect expert's explanation that he had dug the passages "for exercise," historical evidence suggests that this was a tunnel of love. Or at the very least, bigamy.

 

Thompson Dairy: 1927

Thompson Dairy: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Thompson Dairy wagons." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Garfield: 1906

Garfield: 1906

Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1906. "Garfield statue." Our 20th president, cut down by an assassin's bullet and put up on a pedestal. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Skeptic: 1915

The Skeptic: 1915

March 28, 1915. Washington, D.C. "Argo station wagon at Square Deal Auto Exchange." Who'll be the first to Street View this location? View full size.

 
 
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