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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 • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Margarete's Kitchen: 1914

Margarete's Kitchen: 1914

March 2, 1914. "Margarete Ober." The Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano with a nice rib roast. 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

One Bucket, to Go: 1918

One Bucket, to Go: 1918

Circa 1918. "U.S. Army camp kitchen." National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Skid Row: 1938

Skid Row: 1938

November 1938. "Lower Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

The Omaha Kid: 1938

The Omaha Kid: 1938

November 1938. "Lower Douglas Street, Omaha, Nebraska." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Starlight Park: 1921

Starlight Park: 1921

June 1921. Eleanor Tierney at Starlight Park on the Bronx River at 177th Street. Eleanor, a Broadway chorus girl, married a banker and ended up in Larchmont. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Soldiers and Nurses

Soldiers and Nurses

The place and provenance of this photo are unknown to me. Scanned from a large print. Perhaps someone can identify the uniforms? View full size.

Confederate Veterans: 1917

Confederate Veterans: 1917

The Gray and the gray. "Confederate veteran reunion, Washington, 1917." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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