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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Rabbiteers: 1954

Rabbiteers: 1954

Nov. 1, 1954. Schenectady, N.Y. "Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Grout Park School, Hamburg Street. Television in library." Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sholl's Cafeteria: 1946

Sholl's Cafeteria: 1946

December 3, 1946. Washington, D.C. "Potomac Electric Power Co. -- commercial kitchens, restaurants and lighting. Sholl's Georgian Cafeteria, 3027 14th Street N.W." 8x10 safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Winter Palace: 1933

Winter Palace: 1933

February 12, 1933. "New York City views. Plaza buildings from Central Park." The Savoy Plaza and Plaza hotels. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

The Stacks: 1944

The Stacks: 1944

June 29, 1944. "Connecticut College for Women, New London. Palmer Library, carrels in stack room." Safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sands of Glen Echo: 1943

Sands of Glen Echo: 1943

July 1943. Glen Echo, Maryland. "Sun bathers on the sand beach at the swimming pool in the Glen Echo amusement park." In the foreground: The photographer's sisters Claire and Enid Bubley. Photo by Esther Bubley, OWI. View full size.

 

Thirst Parlor: 1921

Thirst Parlor: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. An amazing amount of detail in this Pennsylvania Avenue storefront view, all the more interesting for its general air of shabbiness and decay. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Li'l Skeptics: 1943

Li'l Skeptics: 1943

Washington, D.C. July 1943. "Spectators at the parade to recruit civilian defense volunteers." Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley, OWI. View full size.

 
 
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