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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

Splashdown: 1905

Splashdown: 1905

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Shoot-the-Chutes ride at Luna Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Two Belles: 1906

Two Belles: 1906

The Mississippi River circa 1906. "Steamboat landing at Vicksburg, Miss." Starring the paddlewheelers Belle of Calhoun and Belle of the Bends. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ladies Who Launch: 1913

Ladies Who Launch: 1913

March 8, 1913. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Steamers A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, sponsors." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Cherry Street Bridge: 1909

Cherry Street Bridge: 1909

Circa 1909. "Water front -- Toledo, O." The Cherry Street Bridge over the Maumee River. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Motown Riviera: 1906

Motown Riviera: 1906

The Detroit River circa 1906. "Detroit Oak Belting Co. and Michigan Stove Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Drink Schlitz: 1900

Drink Schlitz: 1900

September 1, 1900. "Chicago River elevators at Chicago, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Baton Noir: 1910

Baton Noir: 1910

Circa 1910. "The levee at Baton Rouge -- sternwheeler Paul Tulane." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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