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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 • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

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Jersey Scouts: 1926

Jersey Scouts: 1926

Washington, 1926. "Atlantic City Boy Scouts on Ellipse." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Beet Hoers: 1915

Beet Hoers: 1915

July 1915. "Barbara Lieber, 9-year-old sugar beet worker, hoeing with her 11-year-old sister on a Wisconsin farm near St. John." These bonnet photos are an interesting glimpse at a way of life not much different from how people lived in the 19th or even 18th century. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Nats: 1922

The Nats: 1922

"Washington Ball Club, 1922." View full size. National Photo glass negative.

 

Atlantic City Forever: 1912

Atlantic City Forever: 1912

"I could stay in Atlantic City forever." A Kodak moment circa 1912 at the New Jersey resort. 5x7 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

All This for $295

All This for $295

"Argo auto, price $295." The short-lived Argo automobile ("The car you've hoped for, at a price you never expected") at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington circa 1915. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Dangerous to Men: 1920

Dangerous to Men: 1920

1920. "Crandall's Savoy Lobby." In this Washington, D.C., movie theater, lobby cards for "Dangerous to Men," "Youthful Folly," "Reclaimed" and "Treasure Island." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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