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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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Splane House: 1938

Splane House: 1938

1938. "Splane House at Arlington Plantation. Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Built 1829 by Major Amos Webb; purchased ca. 1870 by the Misses Splane." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Grand Old House

This listing detail has a number of interior pictures and it appears beautifully restored. The living spaces seem quite grand and the grounds seem very well-kept. The upkeep would be daunting no doubt. I would need to change the wallpaper in the bathrooms though.

The fence.

I wonder how long it took to make all those pickets for that fence.

[Not long, and at a machinery-equipped mill or factory. -tterrace]

Looking a bit better these days

This house is located at 386 Arlington Road northwest of Washington, LA. It and its 1.73 acres were offered for sale earlier this year at just under $500K. There were apparently no takers.

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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