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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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Singer Building: 1913

Singer Building: 1913

New York circa 1913. "The Singer Building." Rising in the distance, the Woolworth Building under construction. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cadillac Square Building: 1918

Cadillac Square Building: 1918

"Real Estate Exchange, Detroit." Shown around the time of its completion in 1918, this Gothic wedding cake of an office tower was known for most of its 58 years as the Cadillac Square Building. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Every Miser Helps the Kaiser: 1918

Every Miser Helps the Kaiser: 1918

Detroit circa 1918. "Belle Isle from the Dime Savings Bank." In addition to a variety of World War I signage. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Web: 1907

The Web: 1907

Chattanooga, Tennessee, circa 1907. "Market Square." Beneath a cat's cradle of streetcar wires, we have a nice selection of restaurants and dental parlors. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Manhattan Skyline: 1915

Manhattan Skyline: 1915

New York circa 1915. "New York skyline from Manhattan Bridge." Another entry from Detroit Publishing's series of sooty cityscapes. View full size.

 

Smoke on the Water: 1910

Smoke on the Water: 1910

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1905-1910. "Duluth from the Incline Railway." Another of the eerily depopulated hive-of-industry scenes that seemed to be a specialty of Detroit the Publishing Co. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Market Street: 1916

Market Street: 1916

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1916. "Market Street." A highlight of this relatively recent Detroit Publishing street scene is the horse drinking fountain shown with a thirsty customer. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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