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- About this Collection
- Background and Scope
- Selected Bibliography
- Cataloging the Collection
- William Henry Jackson: Career Chronology
- Development of the Modern Postcard
- Digitizing the Collection
- Locations Represented in the Collection
- Mammoth Plate Photographs
- Rights And Restrictions
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About the Detroit Publishing Company Collection
This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. Subjects strongly represented in the collection include city and town views, including streets and architecture; parks and gardens; recreation; and industrial and work scenes [view a sampling].
The collection includes the work of a number of photographers, one of whom was the well known photographer William Henry Jackson. A small group within the larger collection includes about 900 mammoth plate photographs taken by William Henry Jackson along several railroad lines in the United States and Mexico in the 1880s and 1890s. The group also includes views of California, Wyoming and the Canadian Rockies.
2010: We hope you will enjoy the new scans of the glass negatives! Approximately 22,000 items are now available at higher resolution. As more resources become available, we will try to provide new images for the remaining 3,500 images in the collection, including the 5x7-inch negatives (LC-D418, -D419, -D420, -D421, and -D423); the 11 x 14 inch negatives (LC-D428), the mammoth plates (LC-D43), the autochromes (LC-D415), and the photochrom color prints.