Posts tagged with Old black and white photos
Check out the 108 year old image of the State Dining Room, White House, Washington, DC. This 8×10″ glass plate negative was scanned and added to the Library of Congress large format negative collection. The Photographer was possibly Frances Benjamin Johnston; and the image once property of the now defunct Detroit Photographic company. The detail and dynamic range are quite impressive for this interior shot, even more…Read More →
Here’s a vintage photograph from the defunct Detroit publishing company dated c1900, but more likely around 1910. It’s an 8×10″ glass plate negative, scanned and made available by the Library of congress, American memory collection. It’s displayed in full, although I did crop the white border.
This image was probably taken at the request of the Craddock House, which was billed as the oldest house in New England, built in 1634, and looks to be some sort of Inn at the time. However, the Photographer may have been on assignment to record historical buildings and locations in Medford, MA, which is where the house stood for several hundred years; I think it’s gone now, probably torn down to build a Starbucks and gas station.
If you look carefully, there are some interesting features visible, ironically, none of which are part of the house…moreRead More →