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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Market Watcher: 1940

Market Watcher: 1940

August 1940. "Farm family at Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market at Du Bois, Pennsylvania." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Arlington Beach: 1925

Arlington Beach: 1925

Circa 1925. "Arlington Beach." An amusement park in the general vicinity of today's Pentagon, removed in 1929 to make way for an airport expansion. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Splash: 1924

Splash: 1924

"Potomac bathing beach, June 19, 1924." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Ways of Going: 1865

Ways of Going: 1865

Circa 1865. "City Point, Virginia. Railroad yard and transports." Wet plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair. Studio of Mathew Brady. View full size.

 

Happy Campers: 1914

Happy Campers: 1914

Circa 1914. "U.S. Army or National Guard." Among the comestibles behind the cash register: Fig Newtons, Social Tea Biscuits and Marshmallow Dainties. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Close Shave: 1914

A Close Shave: 1914

Circa 1914. "Army or National Guard camp." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

At Ease: 1914

At Ease: 1914

Circa 1914 in the vicinity of Washington, D.C. "U.S. Army soldiers in front of tent." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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