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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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Military Family: 1865

Military Family: 1865

1865. "City Point, Virginia. Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins, wife and child at Grant's headquarters." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Fuel Administration: 1919

Fuel Administration: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "U.S. Fuel Administration." Whose turn is it to clean out the microwave? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

High School Mythical: 1917

High School Mythical: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "National School of Fine & Applied Arts." An interesting group of young thespians. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Military R.R.: 1865

Military R.R.: 1865

City Point, Virginia, circa 1865. "Gen. J.C. Robinson" and other locomotives of the U.S. Military Railroad. From views of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Central Girls: 1910

Central Girls: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Central High School." Nine girls looking 99 years into the future. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Indianapolis: 1943

Indianapolis: 1943

September 1943. "Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station." Medium-format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley, OWI. View full size.

 

Rent-a-Horse: 1865

Rent-a-Horse: 1865

April 1865. Washington, D.C. "John C. Howard's stable on G Street between 6th and 7th, where John H. Surratt kept horses before leaving town on April 1." From photographs pertaining to the assassination of President Lincoln, April-July 1865. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 
 
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