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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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Predator: 1923

Predator: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Mrs. Denby and kids at zoo." Say, don't I know you from back home? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Higher Calling: 1929

A Higher Calling: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. lineman." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

At Rest: 1948

At Rest: 1948

New York, 1948. "Weitzner & Papper Monuments truck at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens." 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Bryant Park: 1948

Bryant Park: 1948

New York City circa 1948. "Bryant Park and New York Public Library from Sixth Avenue." With views of the Chrysler Building and other Manhattan landmarks waiting to be named. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Star Villa: 1900

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Star Villa: 1900

Circa 1900. "Star Villa, Cape May, N.J." Completed 1885; fourth floor added 1893; moved to current location in 1967. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Pups in a Row: 1927

Pups in a Row: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. "NO CAPTION (puppies)." Where's Harry Frees when you need him? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mandolin Monroe: 1953

Mandolin Monroe: 1953

September 2, 1953. Los Angeles, California. "Marilyn Monroe with mandolin." Color transparency by Milton H. Greene for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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