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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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Stress Test: 1936

Stress Test: 1936

May 1936. "Bank that failed. Kansas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Playtime: 1936

Playtime: 1936

March 1936. "Children's playground, St. Louis." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Last Impressions: 1937

Last Impressions: 1937

September 29, 1937. Washington, D.C. "Death masks displayed at identification convention. Mrs. Clark Schilder, wife of the Chief of the Division of Identification, Federal Bureau of Investigation, inspects a death mask of a trapped criminal at the annual convention of the International Association Identification which opened here today. Death masks of criminals are now being generally used by police bureaus throughout the country for identification purposes." View full size.

 

Night Rider: 1921

Night Rider: 1921

Circa 1921. "Oakland window." A showroom display at District Oakland Co., 1709 L Street N.W. in Washington, for the General Motors brand that in 1926 would beget Pontiac. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The New Nurses: 1914

The New Nurses: 1914

Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "Georgetown University Hospital graduating nurses." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Full House: 1937

Full House: 1937

"Trailer camp, June 4, 1937." More tourists at the Washington, D.C., trailer camp. Photo-op casserole, anyone? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Nats-Giants: 1924

Nats-Giants: 1924

October 10, 1924. Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. "Peckinpaugh sees final World Series game from dugout on account of injuries." View full size.

 
 
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