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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

Bridge of Sighs: 1905

Bridge of Sighs: 1905

New York City circa 1905. "Bridge of Sighs." Named after a similar span in Venice, this covered passage connected the Tombs prison and Manhattan Criminal Courts building. 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

City of Cleveland: 1905

City of Cleveland: 1905

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Cuyahoga River from the Viaduct." The sidewheeler City of Cleveland. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Atlantic: 1904

Atlantic: 1904

August 17, 1904. "Atlantic at sail." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Bridge: 1905

Brooklyn Bridge: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Brooklyn Bridge over East River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Memphis: 1906

Memphis: 1906

Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1906. "Mississippi River levee from the bluff." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Beantown Bathers: 1906

Beantown Bathers: 1906

South Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Bathing at City Point." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

King Copper: 1905

King Copper: 1905

Houghton, Michigan, circa 1905. "Loading copper on steamer Juniata." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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