This site was constructed using Mozilla Firefox 8.0
and Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0. However, the site will view satisfactorily
with browsers as far back as Netscape 4.7 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.
The site uses as its base an 800x600 display setting.
When we refer to current photographs, we are referring to those photographs
taken by us from 1997 thru 2012.
When we refer to 19th Century photographs, we are referring to historical
photographs taken in the 1800s, including a few photographs taken in the very
early 20th century.
For those not yet using a high-speed internet connection, the pages on this
site containing multiple photographs will take a while to load! In order to
reduce loading time we have reduced the number of photographs per page. we have
also "reduced" "cropped" and "compressed" the photographs as far as we can, yet
still maintain image quality. However, even with these actions, if you are
not using a high-speed internet connection, the pages with images will still
take a while to load!
With the exception of the photographs in the Visitor's Submission section,
for which the submitter has stated that he or she owns the copyright, we claim
copyright protection for every current photograph on this site.
Regarding the 19th Century photographs on this site, we have, to the
best of our knowledge, permission to use all that are copyrighted. The rest
we assume are in the public domain. If you know otherwise, please
contact us so that we can correct
The numbers next to the 19th Century photographs on this site (see
the photographs on this page) refer to item numbers on the "Notes" web pages.
The items on the "Notes" pages contain source and credit information about
each photograph. In addition, each item contains a thumbnail photograph which
is a link to the larger photograph the text describes. To access the "Notes"
web pages, use the link at the bottom of this page or any page having 19th
Attributions that appear with the photographs are placed there in
response to a requirement for permission to publish. These attributions are
also repeated in the Notes pages.
In addition to placing a drop shadow on the majority of photographs on this
site, some of the 19th Century photographs have been "enhanced" by;
eliminating distracting "pot" marks; cropping ragged edges; and/or
"sharpening" for increased clarity.
For example, the original 1865 Robert E. Lee photograph (below left, reduced
from 482X600 for comparison), has been cropped, reduced, and sharpened to
produce the photograph on the right.
Also, some current photographs have been "enhanced" to eliminate;
power lines, people, parking meters, and even, in three cases, a car.
( "64" is the item number of this photograph in the "Notes" pages)