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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 • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Car & Drivers: 1919

Car & Drivers: 1919

1919. "Paige touring car at San Francisco Golf Club." When a Caddy just isn't enough. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Office Corner: 1905

Office Corner: 1905

Cleveland circa 1905. "Rockefeller Building, Sixth Street and Superior Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Head-Turner: 1952

Head-Turner: 1952

New York, September 1952. "People looking at fashion model Doris Erwin as she walks down Fifth Avenue." From photos by Ralph Ginzburg for the Look magazine assignment "A Young Man's Fancy -- Model on the Street." View full size.

 

Nine O'Clock Nudes: 1967

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Nine O'Clock Nudes: 1967

March 1967. "On the set of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The brothers rehearsing skits with show guest Carol Burnett." Color transparency by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "The Smothers Brothers: Behind the Scenes." View full size.

Lucy Comes Home: 1956

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Lucy Comes Home: 1956

February 1956. "Actress Lucille Ball speaking with young photographer at home­coming ball upon return to her hometown of Jamestown, N.Y., with husband Desi Arnaz on publicity tour for their film Forever Darling." From photos by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine assignment "Lucy Comes Home." View full size.

Demolition Derby: 1960

Demolition Derby: 1960

Oakland circa 1960, and a mix-and-mash agglomeration of late-model General Motors vehicles. 4x5 negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Downhill Racer: 1952

Downhill Racer: 1952

"Stephen at Spring Hill, 1952." Picking up where we left off with the young man last seen here, before your webmaster moved cross-country and lost track of/completely forgot about this batch of ancient Kodachromes. View full size.

 
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