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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Railroads

Lackawanna: 1900

Lackawanna: 1900

New Jersey circa 1900. "On the Lackawanna near Far Hills." With the bridge and little white house seen in the previous post. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Erie Railroad Berkshire

Erie Railroad Berkshire

Erie Railroad #3342, Class S Berkshire heading eastbound out of Port Jervis, NY. The Photo looks like the work of a Brownie box camera; nevertheless, it's long on drama. Thanks to the unknown photographer. View full size.

The Bowery: 1900

The Bowery: 1900

New York circa 1900. "The Bowery near Grand Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Read All About It: 1903

Read All About It: 1903

New York circa 1903. "A characteristic sidewalk newsstand." Who can help us date these period periodicals? Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Dream Sequence: 1906

Dream Sequence: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn." Shades of Magritte or de Chirico. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Grand Central: 1903

Grand Central: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Grand Central Station and Hotel Manhattan." The coming decade would see the replacement of this structure by the current Grand Central Terminal. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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