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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 • TO FINLAND WITH ME, 1950

The Bright Side: 1918

The Bright Side: 1918

San Francisco, 1918. "Sunshine -- Mitchell touring car." Possibly members of the International Sunshine Society. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Flying Wing: 1948

Flying Wing: 1948

1948. "Aerial view of U.S. Air Force's 100-ton Northrop Flying Wing YB-49 jet bomber in flight. Northrop Aircraft Inc., Hawthorne, California." View full size.

 

Cafe Jetson: 1959

Cafe Jetson: 1959

        "The Planning Center -- this is the heart and the brain of the RCA-Whirlpool Miracle Kitchen. For example, there's a button that turns on a built-in color television set that brings entertainment into your Miracle Kitchen of the future. Other buttons select recipes, request an inventory of food stock, select food from storage, or complete the automatic meal from the Magic Meal Maker."

March 1959. "Home economist Anne Anderson demonstrating appliances and features of RCA-Whirlpool 'Miracle Kitchen of the Future,' a display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow." Kodachrome by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "What the Russians Will See." View full size.

 

INB: 1904

INB: 1904

"Indiana National Bank, Virginia Avenue." Continuing our tour of 1904 Indianapolis, sponsored by Omega Oil. Trial Bottle only 10 cents! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Tomlinson Hall: 1904

Tomlinson Hall: 1904

        Demolished in 1958 after being gutted by a four-alarm fire.

Indianapolis, 1904. "Tomlinson Hall, Delaware and Market streets." Continuing our visit to Indiana's capital city, with the second "Omega Oil" waste bin in as many days. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

The Claypool: 1904

The Claypool: 1904

Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1904. "Claypool Hotel, Washington and Illinois Streets." And, at far left, THE PENCE. We wonder if there might be a family connection to Vice President and former Indiana governor Mike Pence. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Park Theatre: 1904

Park Theatre: 1904

Indianapolis, 1904. "Park Theatre, Washington Street and Capitol Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Room to Read: 1950

Room to Read: 1950

        Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppression of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

-- Thomas Jefferson

Washington, D.C., circa 1950. "Thomas Jefferson Reading Room, Adams Building, Library of Congress." 8x10 negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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