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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

Aerial Bridge: 1908

Aerial Bridge: 1908

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1908. "Aerial bridge car, Duluth Ship Canal." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

GLEW: 1906

GLEW: 1906

Ecorse, Michigan, circa 1906. "Great Lakes Engineering Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Message Received: 1865

Message Received: 1865

Circa 1865. "Signalmen of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren's flagship receiving a message from the Georgia shore." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Forest City Landing: 1910

Forest City Landing: 1910

Portland, Maine, circa 1910. "Forest City Landing, Peaks Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Powder Monkey: 1865

Powder Monkey: 1865

Circa 1864-65. "Powder monkey by gun of U.S.S. New Hampshire, Federal depot ship off Charleston, South Carolina." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

A Splendid Outing: 1901

A Splendid Outing: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Jackknife Bridge: 1907

Jackknife Bridge: 1907

Chicago circa 1907. "Jack-Knife Bridge, Chicago River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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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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