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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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City Point: 1864

City Point: 1864

Circa 1864. "City Point, Virginia (vicinity). Building used as a stable." Wet-plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

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Modern but rustic

Looking at the photo shows some interesting items. Someone has figured out how to bale hay; putting it in a compact and controlled form. Most farmers until the thirties would put up hay by stacking it loosely and and putting it in a hay mow for later use. The roof when looked at closely was made from machine made wooden shingles, they appeared to have a number of rounded tabs and don't appear to be single tab shingles. They appear to be multiple tab units and then nailed down similar to how asphalt shingle are today. And of course the lath and plaster interior wall. It was always being told in history class that so many of the homes didn't have plaster in America that I assumed the only rich people had plaster and not a home that appears to be a small unassuming house.

City Point realty

Breezy open-plan ranch with brick fireplace. Lots of potential. Perfect for the gentleman farmer or even a starter home for the perfect couple.

Overlooks the battlefield. Many amenities. Must see.

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