Fifth Avenue coloured.jpg
Fifth Avenue coloured.jpg
Fifth Avenue.jpg
Fifth Avenue.jpg
Shawneetown colourised
Shawneetown colourised
Old man on the street in Shawneetown, Illinois, 1937.
Old man on the street in Shawneetown, Illinois, 1937.
Mrs Edson's Cat
Mrs Edson's Cat
Giant rock, Great Gorge Route (Niagara Gorge Railroad), Niagara Falls between 1905 and 1920.
Giant rock, Great Gorge Route (Niagara Gorge Railroad), Niagara Falls between 1905 and 1920.
Mexican Central Railway train at station, Mexico, between 1880 and 1897
Mexican Central Railway train at station, Mexico, between 1880 and 1897
Empire State Express (New York Central Railroad) passing thru Washington Street, Syracuse, N.Y. between 1900 and 1915
Empire State Express (New York Central Railroad) passing thru Washington Street, Syracuse, N.Y. between 1900 and 1915
Oiling up before the start 1904
Oiling up before the start 1904
An Engineer at his post 1904
An Engineer at his post 1904
Transfer steamer Detroit, Mich. 1905.
Transfer steamer Detroit, Mich. 1905.
Essex St., looking north from town square, Salem, Mass. between 1910 and 1920.
Essex St., looking north from town square, Salem, Mass. between 1910 and 1920.
SS Olympic with Lusitania in the background. June 21, 1911.
SS Olympic with Lusitania in the background. June 21, 1911.
White Star S.S. Olympic [guided in by tugboats Geo. K. Kirkham and Dowmer] June 21, 1911.
White Star S.S. Olympic [guided in by tugboats Geo. K. Kirkham and Dowmer] June 21, 1911.
Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana, 1937.
Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, Indiana, 1937.
Transfer steamer Detroit, Mich. 1905.
Transfer steamer Detroit, Mich. 1905.
Gimbel Brothers Store, Philadelphia, Pa. between 1900 and 1910.
Gimbel Brothers Store, Philadelphia, Pa. between 1900 and 1910.
Santa Fe R.R. freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill. 1943. (From 4x5” Kodachrome transparency.)
Santa Fe R.R. freight train about to leave for the West Coast from Corwith yard, Chicago, Ill. 1943. (From 4x5” Kodachrome transparency.)
In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill. 1942. (From 4x5” Kodachrome transparency.)
In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill. 1942. (From 4x5” Kodachrome transparency.)
St. Charles St. from canal, New Orleans, La. 1910
St. Charles St. from canal, New Orleans, La. 1910
Levee from Smithfield Street Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pa. between 1900 and 1915.
Levee from Smithfield Street Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pa. between 1900 and 1915.
A Mississippi landing, between 1900 and 1906.
A Mississippi landing, between 1900 and 1906.
North Capitol Tire shop, [Washington, D.C.] 1919.
North Capitol Tire shop, [Washington, D.C.] 1919.
Clarinetist Ross Gorman and daughter, New York, 1920.
Clarinetist Ross Gorman and daughter, New York, 1920.
Dome Oil Co., Takoma Park, 1921.
Dome Oil Co., Takoma Park, 1921.
The Bowery, looking east, Rockaway, N.Y. between 1900 and 1910.
The Bowery, looking east, Rockaway, N.Y. between 1900 and 1910.
Chicago River, east from Rush St. bridge, 1905.
Chicago River, east from Rush St. bridge, 1905.
Old Absinthe House, New Orleans, around 1900.
Old Absinthe House, New Orleans, around 1900.
Richmond and Backus Co. office, Detroit, Mich. 1902.
Richmond and Backus Co. office, Detroit, Mich. 1902.
Steamer Tashmoo leaving wharf, Detroit, 1901.
Steamer Tashmoo leaving wharf, Detroit, 1901.
The Levee, Vicksburg, Miss. between 1900 and 1920.
The Levee, Vicksburg, Miss. between 1900 and 1920.
Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 1900.
Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 1900.
Steamboat landing, Vicksburg, Miss. between 1910 and 1920.
Steamboat landing, Vicksburg, Miss. between 1910 and 1920.
Near Arlington, N.J. between 1890 and 1901.
Near Arlington, N.J. between 1890 and 1901.
Catskill Mountain railway station, Haines Corners, Catskill Mountains, N.Y., 1902.
Catskill Mountain railway station, Haines Corners, Catskill Mountains, N.Y., 1902.
Niagara Street, Buffalo, N.Y., 1908 featuring Erie County Savings Bank.
Niagara Street, Buffalo, N.Y., 1908 featuring Erie County Savings Bank.
High water at New Orleans, La., levee, March 23, 1903.
High water at New Orleans, La., levee, March 23, 1903.
Napoleon House, New Orleans, between 1900 and 1906.
Napoleon House, New Orleans, between 1900 and 1906.
Plaza Hotel, New York, between 1905 and 1915.
Plaza Hotel, New York, between 1905 and 1915.
J. Huffman of Grassy Butte, North Dakota, has been forced to close his general store due to the drought, 1936.
J. Huffman of Grassy Butte, North Dakota, has been forced to close his general store due to the drought, 1936.
Cortlandt Street, New York, 1908.
Cortlandt Street, New York, 1908.
Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves, Detroit, 1901.
Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves, Detroit, 1901.
Steamer Tashmoo, 1901.
Steamer Tashmoo, 1901.
The Levee, Vicksburg, Miss. between 1900 and 1906.
The Levee, Vicksburg, Miss. between 1900 and 1906.
The Tashmoo at Port Huron, Mich. 1906.
The Tashmoo at Port Huron, Mich. 1906.
Ruined house, Penfield, Greene County, Georgia, around 1940.
Ruined house, Penfield, Greene County, Georgia, around 1940.
Atlanta, Georgia. Frame houses and billboards, 1936.
Atlanta, Georgia. Frame houses and billboards, 1936.
Grassy Butte, North Dakota, 1936.
Grassy Butte, North Dakota, 1936.
Isaac Boyett, 12yo messenger of the Club Messenger Service,  Waco, Texas.
Isaac Boyett, 12yo messenger of the Club Messenger Service, Waco, Texas.
821-825 Toulouse St., New Orleans, 1937.
821-825 Toulouse St., New Orleans, 1937.
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, Chartres and St. Peter Sts., New Orleans, 1937.
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, Chartres and St. Peter Sts., New Orleans, 1937.
Dumaine St. at Bourbon, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1937.
Dumaine St. at Bourbon, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1937.
Dudley Street Station, Boston "L" Ry., Boston, Mass, 1904.
Dudley Street Station, Boston "L" Ry., Boston, Mass, 1904.
Ford delivery truck 1926
Ford delivery truck 1926
Merchants' Stores and Offices, Brick Row, Fredericksburg, Virginia, around 1928
Merchants' Stores and Offices, Brick Row, Fredericksburg, Virginia, around 1928
Rose and Son delivery truck, 1925.
Rose and Son delivery truck, 1925.
Holland America docks, Hoboken, N.J. between 1900 and 1915. Panorama from three 10x8” glass negatives.
Holland America docks, Hoboken, N.J. between 1900 and 1915. Panorama from three 10x8” glass negatives.
The Levee, Lousiville, Ky. between 1900 and 1906. Panorama from two 10x8” glass negatives.
The Levee, Lousiville, Ky. between 1900 and 1906. Panorama from two 10x8” glass negatives.
 Johnston's Branch adjoining Saloon 10th & Cass St. Location: St. Louis, Missouri.
Johnston's Branch adjoining Saloon 10th & Cass St. Location: St. Louis, Missouri.
Louisville and Nashville Ry. Sta., Pensacola, Fla.
Louisville and Nashville Ry. Sta., Pensacola, Fla.
Wood St. from Liberty [Avenue], Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wood St. from Liberty [Avenue], Pittsburgh, Pa.
Queen Quality Boot Shop, 1920
Queen Quality Boot Shop, 1920
821-825 Toulouse St., New Orleans, 1937.
821-825 Toulouse St., New Orleans, 1937.
Le Pretre Mansion, 716 Dauphine St., New Orleans, 1937.
Le Pretre Mansion, 716 Dauphine St., New Orleans, 1937.
Boston and Maine Railroad depot, Riley Plaza, Salem, Mass. 1910.
Boston and Maine Railroad depot, Riley Plaza, Salem, Mass. 1910.
Lanier Hotel - rooms, 25 cents
Lanier Hotel - rooms, 25 cents
Flatiron Building, New York, N.Y. between 1902 and 1910.
Flatiron Building, New York, N.Y. between 1902 and 1910.
Whitehall Street, 1864.
Whitehall Street, 1864.
C & NW RR. Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street railroad shops, Chicago, Ill. 1942. (From Kodachrome 4x5”)
C & NW RR. Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street railroad shops, Chicago, Ill. 1942. (From Kodachrome 4x5”)
Jefferson Market Court House, New York, 1905.
Jefferson Market Court House, New York, 1905.
Knights of Pythias Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. between 1900 and 1910.
Knights of Pythias Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind. between 1900 and 1910.
New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day, March 1943.
New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day, March 1943.
New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day, March 1943.
New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day, March 1943.
The busy harbour of New York - showing Brooklyn Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge in distance, 1905.
The busy harbour of New York - showing Brooklyn Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge in distance, 1905.
White Star Line piers, New York, 1905. Panorama from three 8x10” glass negatives.
White Star Line piers, New York, 1905. Panorama from three 8x10” glass negatives.
Abandoned Washington and Old Dominion railway carriage
Abandoned Washington and Old Dominion railway carriage
Woodlawn Plantation, Napoleonville vic., Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 1938
Woodlawn Plantation, Napoleonville vic., Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 1938
Old Dominion Line streamer, 1905.
Old Dominion Line streamer, 1905.
Jupiter & Lake Worth R.R. between 1880 and 1897
Jupiter & Lake Worth R.R. between 1880 and 1897
High bridge near Buena Vista between 1880 and 1897.
High bridge near Buena Vista between 1880 and 1897.
Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass. between 1900 and 1910.
Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass. between 1900 and 1910.
Main Street, Springfield, Mass. 1908
Main Street, Springfield, Mass. 1908
Williamsburg bridge from Brooklyn New York, 1904
Williamsburg bridge from Brooklyn New York, 1904
Main St., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 1906
Main St., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 1906
USRC Bear and SS Corwin, Nome, Alaska, 1914
USRC Bear and SS Corwin, Nome, Alaska, 1914
The Terra Nova ship icebound during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910.
The Terra Nova ship icebound during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910.
Farragut's flagship Hartford, 1905
Farragut's flagship Hartford, 1905

Russ Brown - Historic images

Here you will find processed and enhanced, original historic photographs from the American Library of Congress. These gorgeous and fascinating images date from the early 20th century and have been beautifully digitised, in many cases from original 8x10” glass negatives. Using modern digital processing, I have been able to create stunningly detailed images from originals which often look less than perfect. (There is substantially more fine detail visible in the large, printed images, than on screen.) If you are interested in any of these amazing pictures plus many more, they are available on the Fine Art America website. Alternatively, you can have a collection printed in book form. Please email me on the Contact page for details. I have just begun colourising some of these images (First below, March 2015). Keep an eye out for new additions or email me if you have any specific requests. Click any image to enlarge, then you can start a slideshow or manually scroll through the pictures