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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Boats & Bridges

River Crossing: 1907

River Crossing: 1907

Circa 1907. "Brooklyn Bridge, East River, New York." From a group of pictures that are probably Detroit Publishing's best known photographs. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Show Boat: 1900

Show Boat: 1900

The Mississippi River circa 1900. "The levee at Memphis. Sidewheeler James Lee." In addition to the sternwheelers Harry Lee and City of St. Joseph. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Gotham Rising: 1907

Gotham Rising: 1907

New York circa 1907. "Brooklyn Bridge." Manhattan's 20th-century skyline takes shape. At left, the Singer Building under construction. View full size.

 

Seaboard Air Line: 1910

Seaboard Air Line: 1910

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1910. "Seaboard Air Line Railway docks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

S.S. Utica: 1910

S.S. Utica: 1910

Circa 1910. "Freighter S.S. Utica, New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Line." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Eastern Elevator: 1900

Eastern Elevator: 1900

Circa 1900. "Eastern elevator, Buffalo, New York." Ship: The Frank L. Vance. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Manhattan: 102 Years Ago

Manhattan: 102 Years Ago

Manhattan circa 1908. "New York skyline." Part of an eleven-section panorama. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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