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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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Podcast: 1941

Podcast: 1941

June 1941. "Dressing crates of peas for shipment. Canyon County, Idaho." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Very Kelly Christmas: 1940

A Very Kelly Christmas: 1940

December 1940. "The family of John Kelly, who works in the Navy yard in South Boston. Their present tenement in Quincy is completely inadequate. They have been unable to move because every real estate agent has turned him down, claiming there was no reason why they should rent to large families when there is such a great demand for decent houses by hundreds of incoming shipyard workers." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Out We Go: 1941

Out We Go: 1941

January 1941. "Store going out of business. Lowell, Massachusetts." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cats and Dolls: 1940

Cats and Dolls: 1940

Dec. 1940. Portsmouth, Rhode Island. "Mrs. Botello and her sister, Portuguese FSA clients." Farm Security Administration photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Light Industry: 1941

Light Industry: 1941

January 1941. "Textile mill working all night in Lowell, Massachusetts." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

New Magnolia: 1906

New Magnolia: 1906

1906. "The New Magnolia, Magnolia, Massachusetts." Completed in 1891, this resort hotel near Gloucester was destroyed by fire in 1907. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Remember the Massacre: 1904

Remember the Massacre: 1904

Circa 1904. "Boston Massacre Monument, Boston, Mass." An easy finalist for the Robust Railings Trophy. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Havana Volanta: 1904

Havana Volanta: 1904

Havana circa 1904. "A Cuban volanta." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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