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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 • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

"White House photographers, August 6, 1922." Possibly a recreational outing on the Potomac. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Power Lunch: 1909

Power Lunch: 1909

New York, Sept. 22, 1909. "Luncheon by Aero Club of America at Lawyers Club honoring Glenn Curtiss." 8x10 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Miss Orloff Regrets: 1921

Miss Orloff Regrets: 1921

New York, June 3, 1921. "Orloff (girl in slacks)." Our third and final look at this intriguing ingenue. 5x7 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Robey Motor: 1926

Robey Motor: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Ford Motor Co. (cars parked at Robey Motor Co.)" A lot of interesting details here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Army of the James: 1865

Army of the James: 1865

April 1865. "James River, Virginia. View of the completed Dutch Gap canal." From photos of the main Eastern theater of war, the Army of the James, June 1864- April 1865. Wet-plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Dutch Gap: 1864

Dutch Gap: 1864

November 1864. "Dutch Gap, Virginia. Picket station of Colored troops, deserted farmhouse near Dutch Gap canal." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Friends School Football: 1906

Friends School Football: 1906

1906. "Friends School football." Junior varsity team at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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