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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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Manhattan Rising: 1907

Manhattan Rising: 1907

Manhattan circa 1907. "The heart of New York from Brooklyn." A continuation of this view across the East River. Landmarks include the Singer Building under construction, the Park Row building and Brooklyn Bridge. View full size.

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Hotel Margaret?

Likely the two pics were taken from the Hotel Margaret, on the NE corner of Orange and Columbia Hts (40.6997N 73.9956W). That hotel appears a block or two north of the camera in , just right of the Brooklyn Bridge tower.

The Great Bridge

If anyone is really interested in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge I recommend, "The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge" by David McCullough. It is a fascinating story.

Brooklyn Bridge

It is hard to believe the Brooklyn Bridge was 24 years old in this photo. If you ever get the chance to watch the PBS program on the planning and construction of the bridge, you will never look at that grand piece the same again. It is amazing that they could build such a masterpiece in a horse and buggy and steam powered era. It was started in 1869 and finished in 1883.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | 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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