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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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T Time: 1924

T Time: 1924

"Strobel Motor Co." New Model T in a Washington, D.C., Ford showroom circa 1924. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Aqua and Orange: 1967

Aqua and Orange: 1967

Poolside at a Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge in Austin, Texas, 1967. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Hugh Mason Ayer. View full size.

Leatherhead: 1924

Leatherhead: 1924

1924. "Fletcher, guard, George Washington University." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Nighthawk: 1919

Nighthawk: 1919

"People's Drug Store No. 2, Seventh and E Street, Night." 1919 or 1920 in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Library: 1901

The Library: 1901

"University of Michigan library reading room, Ann Arbor, 1901." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Bob and Ray: 1925

Bob and Ray: 1925

"1925. Bob Grody & manager Ray Kennedy, Palace Laundry." The Palace Club, the Washington, D.C., franchise of the American Professional Basketball League, was sponsored by the Palace Laundry and existed as a team from the league's formation in 1925 to 1928, when it was sold to the Metropolitan League's Brooklyn Visitation club. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

How to Dress for School: 1955

How to Dress for School: 1955

My mother made darned sure I was bundled up enough for this (presumably) chilly late winter morning in early 1955. My brother shot this on Ektachrome in our front yard as I was about to set off on my 5 block walk to my third grade class at Larkspur-Corte Madera School. I can't remember what the theme of my lunchbox was. It was either "weapon against bullies on my way home" or "please don't let my Thermos break again." View full size. Later on: This and That.

 
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