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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 • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

A Scout Is Thrifty: 1913

A Scout Is Thrifty: 1913

1913. "Boy Scouts, postal savings; Scouts depositing." I know there's someone out there who can translate that. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size. UPDATE: The Scout is "Gordon F. Chance, patrol leader." Details here.

 

Chimney City: 1864

Chimney City: 1864

"Nashville, 1864." Wet plate glass negative by George Barnard. View full size.

 

Marvin Maazel: 1921

Marvin Maazel: 1921

The pianist Marvin Maazel, uncle of conductor Lorin Maazel, circa 1921 in New York. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Apples for Orphans: 1925

Apples for Orphans: 1925

November 5, 1925. "National Apple Week at Washington Orphanage." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

King of Fruits: 1926

King of Fruits: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "H.W. Fisher window. National Apple Week Assn." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Up in Smoke: 1919

Up in Smoke: 1919

New York circa 1919. The producer, playwright and director Stuart Walker, who had a long career in theater and film, spending a quiet night at home tossing scripts into the fire. George Grantham Bain Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Budmobile: 1924

Budmobile: 1924

Washington, 1924. "Helen G. Sweeney, Adolph Busch, Joseph Gallegher, Henry Glyn." Helen, who as Miss Washington represented the District of Columbia in the 1924 Miss America pageant, was also Miss Treasury Department that year. She's shown here in front of the Treasury building in a nautical-themed car bearing the insignias of Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser, promoting the company's beverages during the Prohibition years. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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