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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Old New Orleans: 1906

Old New Orleans: 1906

New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1906. "Old French courtyard on Royal Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Atlantic: 1904

Atlantic: 1904

August 17, 1904. "Atlantic at sail." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Looking up California: 1906

Looking up California: 1906

San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906. "Looking up California Street from Sansome Street." At the top of the hill is the Fairmont Hotel, seen in yesterday's post. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Stop the Presses: 1906

Stop the Presses: 1906

San Francisco, 1906. "The Call newspaper building from Grant Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Vacancy: 1906

Vacancy: 1906

1906. "Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, amid ruins of earthquake and fire." The hotel, near completion when disaster struck, opened the following year. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Bridge: 1905

Brooklyn Bridge: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Brooklyn Bridge over East River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chinatown: 1905

Chinatown: 1905

New York City circa 1905. "Funeral procession on Mott Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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