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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 • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

Boats & Bridges

East River Bridges: 1908

East River Bridges: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Manhattan and East River bridges from Brooklyn." The Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge (under construction) and Williamsburg Bridge as seen in a panorama made from five 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

The Imperial: 1901

The Imperial: 1901

Circa 1901. "Sternwheeler Imperial at New Orleans." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Merchants & Miners: 1917

Merchants & Miners: 1917

Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1917. "Merchants and Miners Wharf." Over at the pants factory: GIRLS WANTED. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Urban River: 1905

Urban River: 1905

Circa 1905. "Twelfth Street bascule bridge over the Chicago River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

La Grande Duchesse: 1901

La Grande Duchesse: 1901

        One of six vessels sunk off the Atlantic coast by a German U-boat on the so-called "Black Sunday" of June 2, 1918.

Circa 1901. "S.S. La Grande Duchesse -- Plant Line steamship." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

The Wayne: 1910

The Wayne: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Wayne Hotel pavilion, Third Street, Detroit River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Midland King: 1910

Midland King: 1910

Circa 1910. "Freighter Midland King, Cleveland, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cuyahoga Lift Bridge: 1910

Cuyahoga Lift Bridge: 1910

Cleveland circa 1910. "Lift Bridge, Cuyahoga River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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