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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Porch Ward: 1919

Porch Ward: 1919

        "We'll have you out of here in no time, one way or another!"

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Children's Hospital." One of the daybed pavilions characteristic of the contemporary vogue for "fresh air" treatment of tuberculosis. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Children's Hospital: 1919

Children's Hospital: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Children's Hospital." Sometime during the transition to cage-free nurseries. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Testing the Waters: 1910

Testing the Waters: 1910

Circa 1910 surf bathers somewhere in New England. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ready for Takeoff: 1927

Ready for Takeoff: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Falcon-Knight coupe." Latest hatchling in the Shorpy Aviary of Automotive Albatrosses. Glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Shore Patrol: 1905

Shore Patrol: 1905

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "A life saver on the lookout." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Madame President: 1940

Madame President: 1940

Washington, D.C., 1940. "Daughters of the American Revolution reception. J. Edgar Hoover, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, greets Mrs. Henry M. Robert Jr., President General of the D.A.R." View full size.

 

Flood Relief: 1937

Flood Relief: 1937

Jan. 26, 1937. "Fort Belvoir troops proceed to flood area. Company B of the 5th Regiment of Engineers, stationed at this Virginia post a short distance from the Capitol, mobilized complete campaign equipment today and prepared to entrain immediately for the devastated flood area near Louisville, Kentucky. One of the boats to be used is shown being put aboard a railcar." View full size.

 
 
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