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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.

 
 
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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

Mining

Ironwood: 1899

Ironwood: 1899

Iron mining circa 1899. "Norrie group No. 3, Ironwood, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pennies From Hancock: 1905

Pennies From Hancock: 1905

Hancock, Michigan. circa 1905. Another look at copper country. "A modern smelter." With contemporary cows and a bleeding-edge bakery van. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Just Up: 1905

Just Up: 1905

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1905. "Just up, Hecla Shaft No. 2." Copper miners topside. 8x10 inch dry glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Calumet Continued: 1905

Calumet Continued: 1905

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1905. "The heart of the copper country." Note the "Railroad Crossing" sign over the street near the cow. This continues the righthand side of the previous post, made up of four 8x10 glass plates. In all, there are seven parts to this series. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Heart of Copper Country: 1905

The Heart of Copper Country: 1905

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1905. "The heart of the copper country." Panorama made from four 8x10 glass negatives. This doesn't look like much until you click View full size, whence you are transported into a wondrous cuprous panorama.

 

Man of the Woods: 1951

Man of the Woods: 1951

My father, Samuel McJunkin, in 1951 after a forest fire fighting effort in the Cascade mountain range in Washington State. He worked for the Forest Service during the summers to help pay for college. View full size.

Iroquois Iron: 1901

Iroquois Iron: 1901

Chicago circa 1901: "Casting pig iron, Iroquois smelter." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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