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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 • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Baby Picture: 1908

Baby Picture: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Sherley, Rep. Grp." Kentucky congressman Joseph Sherley and family. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wiley C. Grant: 1908

Wiley C. Grant: 1908

New York, March 20, 1908. "Wiley C. Grant on his way to London to play in Olympic Games." 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Vicksburg: 1936

Vicksburg: 1936

March 1936. "Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Supply Train: 1865

Supply Train: 1865

1865. City Point, Virginia. "General Patrick's headquarters and mail wharf." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

The Tall Cowboy: 1919

The Tall Cowboy: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Ralph E. Madsen, the tall cowboy, at White House." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sam's White Barber Shop: 1927

Sam's White Barber Shop: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Al Jolson's parents' house," 4½ Street S.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, 8 x 10 inches. View full size.

 

Mo and Mammy: 1927

Mo and Mammy: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Al Jolson's parents." Rabbi Moses Yoelson and wife Ida, the actor's stepmother. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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