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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

Still Standing: 1912

Still Standing: 1912

"Boy Scout training demonstration, 1912." Fifth in our series of bandaged, splinted and faux-injured Scouts. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Alleyway: 1914

The Alleyway: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "District of Columbia. Alley clearance slum views." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, 5 x 7 inches. View full size.

 

When We Were Young: 1911

When We Were Young: 1911

District of Columbia, 1911. "Negroes. Negro life in Washington." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

0001, 0002, 0003 . . .

0001, 0002, 0003 . . .

October 1942. Inglewood, Calif. "Parts are marked with this pneumatic numbering machine in North American Aviation's sheet metal department." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Norma Shearer: 1929

Norma Shearer: 1929

July 24, 1929. "Norma Shearer (Mrs. Irving Thalberg)." The Oscar-winning actress at the White House. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Just a Little Off the Top: 1925

Just a Little Off the Top: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Barbershop, Investment Building," 15th and K Streets N.W. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Texanna Loomis: 1921

Texanna Loomis: 1921

December 31, 1921. "Miss Texanna Loomis." Mary Texanna Loomis, founder and proprietor of the Loomis Radio School in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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