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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 • KANGAROO SERVICE: LONDON TO SYDNEY

Boats & Bridges

Buffalo: 1900

Buffalo: 1900

Circa 1900. "Buffalo, New York. Creek and elevators near foot of Main Street." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Metropolis: 1933

Metropolis: 1933

January 19, 1933. "New York City views. New York Hospital and Queens from 515 Madison Avenue." Fifty-Ninth Street over the East River on the Queensboro Bridge. Medium-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Detroit River: 1900

Detroit River: 1900

Circa 1900. "Car ferry 'Transport' entering slip, Detroit River." Railcar steamer on an icy, windy day. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Fulton Market Pier: 1933

Fulton Market Pier: 1933

April 11, 1933. "New York City views. Fishing boat at Fulton Market Pier." Medium format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Larry's Beer Garden: 1934

Larry's Beer Garden: 1934

April 20, 1934. "New York. Fulton Market pier, view to Manhattan over East River." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Dredge-Boat: 1864

Dredge-Boat: 1864

James River, Va. "Army of the James. Butler's dredge-boat, sunk by a Confederate shell on Thanksgiving Day, 1864." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Port Tampa Wharf: 1900

Port Tampa Wharf: 1900

Another look at Old Florida circa 1900. "Port Tampa Inn and docks." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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