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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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Chop Suey Canyon: 1916

Chop Suey Canyon: 1916

Detroit, 1916. "Park Boulevard canyon." A tip of the Shorpy hat (Department of Belated Publicity) to Dr. Bertha J. Gaylord, chiropractor. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Motor City: 1917

The Motor City: 1917

Circa 1917. "Detroit looking southeast along Woodward Avenue from the Whitney Building." Shorpy landmarks here include the Wayne County Building, Hotel Pontchartrain, Ford Building, Dime Bank and Detroit Post Office. View full size.

 

Ford Factory: 1916

Ford Factory: 1916

Detroit (Highland Park) circa 1916. "Four o'clock shift, Ford Motor Company." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Baggage Express: 1917

Baggage Express: 1917

February 1917. "Union Transfer Company truck, German Embassy." The scene at the embassy in Washington after Woodrow Wilson ended diplomatic relations with Germany, two months before the United States made its declaration of war. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dad on his BSA

Dad on his BSA

1950s Dad on single thumper BSA. Note the bald front tire. View full size.

Cigarette Lighter: 1964

Cigarette Lighter: 1964

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. "Cornett boys smoking by car." No after-school soccer for these lads. Print from a 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

The Fords: 1906

The Fords: 1906

Washington, D.C., circa 1906. "The Fords, Rock Creek, zoo park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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