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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 • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Silver Springs: 1902

Silver Springs: 1902

Florida circa 1902. "At Silver Springs on the Ocklawaha." Our second look at the river steamer Metamora of Palatka. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Breaker Boys: 1900

Breaker Boys: 1900

Kingston, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Breaker boys, Woodward Coal Mines." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shad Boy: 1920

Shad Boy: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Shad fishing on the Potomac." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Saltair: 1900

Saltair: 1900

Utah circa 1900. "Saltair Pavilion, Great Salt Lake." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Silverton: 1901

Silverton: 1901

Silverton, Colorado, circa 1901 as photographed by William Henry Jackson. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dr. Buzzkill: 1925

Dr. Buzzkill: 1925

September 5, 1925. Washington, D.C. "W.A. Green, Chief Prohibition Inspector." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tashmoo Too: 1901

Tashmoo Too: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Steamer Tashmoo leaving wharf." Another look at the popular excursion steamer with a capacity crowd of day trippers. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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