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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 • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Clown Eats Boy: 1953

Clown Eats Boy: 1953

Santa Cruz, California Beach Boardwalk September 1953. Here I am at the entrance to the Fun House, alas now long gone. We might have gone down there for my 7th birthday; the prints from this negative (2-1/4 square Kodacolor) were made the following month. Wish I still had a shirt like that. View full size.

The Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop record and camera store in the Roeland Park Shopping Center in Roeland Park, Kansas. We saw the music section last week. View full size.

Circus Baby: 1926

Circus Baby: 1926

Washington, D.C. "Alice Longworth & Paulina at circus. May 11, 1926." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

On the Road: 1936

On the Road: 1936

July 1936. "Drought refugees from Glendive, Montana, leaving for Washington state." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

John Bachman: 1911

John Bachman: 1911

August 1911. New Bedford, Massachusetts. "John Bachman, 22 Nelson Street, Ward 6. Works in drawing-in room at Acushnet Mill. 14 years old." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Out on a Limb: 1954

Out on a Limb: 1954

Guernewood Park, California, 1954. I'm 8 years old and hanging from the cherry tree in the front yard of our summer place at the Russian River. Looks like I've got a new pair of Keds or PF Flyers. 2-1/4 square Ektachrome transparency. View full size.

Requiem Aeternam: 1865

Requiem Aeternam: 1865

April 1865. Petersburg, Virginia. "Dead Confederate soldier outside the walls of Fort Mahone." Wet plate glass negative, left half of stereo pair, by Thomas C. Roche. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size. There's a soundtrack and slide show for these photos here.

 
 
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