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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Excelsior: 1906

Excelsior: 1906

Circa 1906. "Entrance, N.Y.C. & H.R. R.R. station, Albany, New York." The Beaux-Arts depot of the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, also known as Albany Union Station. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Pearl Street: 1904

Pearl Street: 1904

Albany, New York, circa 1904. "Pearl Street north from State Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The 24-Carrot Kitchen: 1954

The 24-Carrot Kitchen: 1954

1954. "Harley Earl, General Motors Vice President of Design, in Frigidaire's 'Kitchen of Tomorrow' exhibit for the GM Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York." Flanking the Range of Tomorrow we have, on the right, the Rotisserie Oven of Next Wednesday; on the left, stowed in the down position, is an "Electronic Oven," which is what they called microwaves back in the day. Color transparency by Arthur Rothstein for Look magazine. View full size.

 

ROFL: 1955

ROFL: 1955

Los Angeles, 1955. "Comedians George Burns and Gracie Allen." Color trans­parency for the Look magazine assignment "Fall TV Preview." View full size.

 

Carbon County: 1940

Carbon County: 1940

August 1940. Carbon County, Pennsylvania. "Street in Upper Mauch Chunk, a small historic coal mining town in the Lehigh Valley." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Double Jeopardy: 1940

Double Jeopardy: 1940

August 1940. "Miner at Dougherty's mine, near Falls Creek, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

R.R. Control Tower: 1940

R.R. Control Tower: 1940

September 1940. "Mr. T.J. Long, president of the Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, at his work in a railroad tower near Du Bois." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Lots of Pots: 1940

Lots of Pots: 1940

December 1940. "One of the daughters of Mr. Ilullo, Italian FSA client and truck gardener. She is preparing spaghetti and meatballs. Portsmouth, Rhode Island." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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