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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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DC FD: 1923

DC FD: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "D.C. Fire Department baseball team." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

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Gotta be a Tough League

These guys can give you nine good innings.

Hot hands

They ALL were throwin' smoke!

"Kalameined Iron"

The prior comment had be a bit confused, because I thought I knew enough about pipes/tubes to know what sort of varieties they came in - so I sought out the wisdom of the internet and discovered that "kalamein" is a process of putting a thin layer of metal over a base, be it for the purposed of fireproofing a wooden door, or adding corrosion resistance to iron pipe. It was trademarked originally as "Silvertin" pipe, unlike galvanized piping which is a thin wash of another metal bonded with electricity, kalameined pipes have a layer of applied sheet metal encasing the pipe.

Yes, probably more than we both wanted to know.

[The erudition of our commenters never ceases to amaze. - Dave]

Murders Row

Wow. Most of these guys look like they could be murderers. Some more than others, but there are some serious stares coming through the computer screen.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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