Saturday, August 13, 2016

100 YR. OLD GLASS PLATE PICTURES




Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old.
There aren't many old photos as good as this, remember they didn't 
have film or digital photo cards in those days.
Most probable is that these were glass plate images and taken thru a 
pin hole type camera and the opening was timed just right to get a dark enough exposure.
Developing was another tedious task during which they had to be 
careful not to break the glass!
Woodward Avenue, Detroit , Michigan, in 1917.
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Atlantic City, 1910
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The main street of Memphis , north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910. 
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Station"Louisville-Nashville," Florida , in 1910.
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Forsyth Street, Jacksonville , Florida, in 1910.Love those cars.
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The beach in Atlantic City , 1915.Note the men in coats and ties.
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Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
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Carts for transporting dairy Thompson , Washington , 1927.How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.  
( Washington County , Wisconsin ?)
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Washington, DC, 1914.Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(thoughty? must have been a popular word back in the day) (note the people in the windows)
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Cadillac Square, Detroit , Michigan, 1916.
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Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.
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Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street , New York , 1910.
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Broad Street north of Spruce Street , Philadelphia , 1905.
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View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.
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Fire at 55th Street , New York , 1915.
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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.
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Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.
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The New York Publi c Library, New York , 1915.Didn't realize they had 4-laners in those days.
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Wall Street, New York , 1911.The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.
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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.Look at those top hats!

5 comments:

  1. Excellent images, real history. Would be great if you could click on them to expand and see them bigger.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, David. I'd love to enlarge them also, but this is how I received them. They fascinate me, so thought others would enjoy them also. Zooming in does help.

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  2. Lots of interesting photos, you can zoom in on the photos, the originals are located here: http://www.shorpy.com/node/7136?size=_original#caption

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    1. Thank you, Gary.. loved looking through your photos.

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  3. Just to clarify, these images were sent to me in good faith...I am not a photographer, and don't claim to be. Just enjoy the photos, no matter how they were taken...

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