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2 The United States 1800s and Early 1900s

3 Maine – Trucks waiting to unload potatoes at starch factory

4 Jacksonville, Florida, circa "Forsyth Street west from City Hall."

5 Washington, D.C. " The officer and his Henderson #1. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.


7 . September "Farm wife washing clothes. Lake Dick Project, Arkansas." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration

8 Washington, D.C., circa "Oppenheimer's dress shop."

9 New York circa "The Great Coal Mine, Coney Island." From the book Coney Island and Astroland: "The Great Coal Mine was a 1,500-foot-long dark ride that enabled visitors to travel on coal cars through several levels of a dimly lit simulated mine. It opened in 1901 on the north side of Surf Avenue at West Tenth Street

10 Florida circa "Beach Street, Daytona." There is a early Coca- Cola sign on Burdine's Pharmacy. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.

11 New York circa "Main tower, Luna Park, Coney Island."

12 April "Brandy Station, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls on horseback. Photograph from the main Eastern theater of war -- winter quarters at Brandy Station." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.

13 March Bridgeport, Connecticut. -- Boys selling papers at the depot. Smallest one has been selling for eight years. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

14 . Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, circa "Hotel (New) Mathewson." For many years the pre-eminent lodging in the "City of Hotels."

15 "Dreamland Park, Coney Island (Original Image) It's hard to believe it all burned to the ground. This was one heck of a coloring job but I was intrigued to see Dreamland as it might have been. If only we could visit this amazing place.

16 Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa "No Cemetery picture - One last look around topside. National Photo glass negative.

17 New York circa "Surf bathing at Coney Island." The latest in revealing swimwear!

18 May 27, "Auto polo, Coney Island. George Grantham Bain Collection.

19 April San Francisco after the earthquake and fire. "Sutter Street up from Grant Avenue." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing.

20 New York circa "Remember the poor: a Salvation Army Christmas box."

21 Chicago circa "A walk in Lincoln Park."

22 December "Shorpy Higginbotham, an oiler on the tipple at Bessie Mine" -- near Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

23 Circa "City Hall, Syracuse, New York." An electric welcome to the Salt City. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

24 Laurel, Maryland. July 31, "Two B&O freights wrecked in head-on crash at Laurel switch." National Photo Company glass negative

25 Syracuse, N.Y., circa "Empire State Express (New York Central Railroad) coming thru Washington Street." Detroit Publishing Company.

26 "1904. Erie Canal at Salina Street, Syracuse, New York." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative, Library of Congress.

27 Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa "Unloading cotton at the levee." Sternwheel packet boat

28 Washington, D.C., "J.C.L. Ritter -- Polli Food Products truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

29 Florida circa "Oliver W., the famous trotting ostrich, Florida Ostrich Farm, Jacksonville." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing

30 Iowa – 1943 Women working in the railroad yard during WWll

31 East meets West – Connecting the Railroad across the U.S. Promontory Utah 1869


33 New Jersey circa "Bergen Tunnel, east end." The Detroit Photographic Special on the tracks. Detroit Publishing Company Photo Train –Minnesota 1905

34 Photochrom Postcard of Mulberry Street in New York City Ca 1900, by the Detroit Photographic Co.




38 New York Banana Docks 1905Unloading Bananas New Your 1905

39 The Detroit Photographic Company was founded in the 1890s by Detroit businessman and publisher William A. Livingstone, Jr., and photographer and photo-publisher Edwin H. Husher. The company had the exclusive rights to the photochrom process for the American market. Photochrom is a technique which allows the color enhancement of black-and white photography with the means of chromolithography. The company specialized on postcards of American and European subjects, including cityscapes, reproductions of artwork, natural landmarks and folklore. The company went out of business in 1924 Most of the existing negatives and prints are now housed by the United States Library of Congress. A large collection of photographic and photomechanical prints are also housed by the Beinecke library at Yale University The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds a collection of photochrom images of American landmarks from 1898 to 1908 – The next slide is an example of the Detroit photographic Co. Chromolithography allowed the company to mass-produce photorealistic color motifs long before color photography became economically feasible

40 Last Slide Jack Cross Pictures Library of U.S. Congress

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