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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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Boats & Bridges

Iron Ore on Erie: 1900

Iron Ore on Erie: 1900

Circa 1900. "Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway ore docks, Ashtabula, Ohio." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Whirleys Unloading: 1900

Whirleys Unloading: 1900

Circa 1900. "Whirleys unloading ore, Penna. R.R. docks, Erie, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

First of the Mohicans: 1904

First of the Mohicans: 1904

1904. "Sagamore Hotel dock, Green Island, Lake George, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tamesi Bridge: 1891

Tamesi Bridge: 1891

Tamaulipas state, Mexico, circa 1891. "Tamesi bridge. Locale based on Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson Views (1898)." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Newly Wet: 1905

Newly Wet: 1905

Ecorse, Michigan, 1905. "S.S. William G. Mather, stern view after the launch." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dry Run: 1943

Dry Run: 1943

March 1943. "Crossing the almost-dry bed of the Canadian River along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Texas." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Priscilla: 1901

Priscilla: 1901

1901. "Steamer Priscilla, Fall River Line." A the time of its launch in 1894, the 1,500-passenger Priscilla was the largest sidewheeler afloat. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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