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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 • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Going Nowhere: 1930

Going Nowhere: 1930

"Car interior. Washington & Old Dominion R.R." Our third and final look at Pennsy car 4928 on the tracks of the W. & O.D., whose right-of-way is now plied by commuters taking I-66 into Washington. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

All Aboard: 1930

All Aboard: 1930

"Car interior. Washington & Old Dominion R.R." Another circa 1930 view of a decrepit Pennsylvania Railroad car that seems to have come into the possession of the W. & O.D. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ghost Coach: 1930

Ghost Coach: 1930

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1915-1930. One of three H&E glass negatives labeled "Car exterior. Washington & Old Dominion R.R." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size. The others are here and here.

 

Dark Room: 1938

Dark Room: 1938

May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "Interior of house without windows, home of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

House Without Windows: 1938

House Without Windows: 1938

May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "House without windows. Home of sharecropper cut-over farmers of Mississippi bottoms." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Big Bird: 1918

Big Bird: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Emergency Fleet Corporation, building exterior." E and Sixth streets N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Traffic Cop: 1918

Traffic Cop: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Mrs. L.O. King, traffic cop." Badge 432, where are you? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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