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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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The Young Entrepreneurs: 1911

The Young Entrepreneurs: 1911

Washington, D.C., circa 1911. "National Photo Co. post card shipment." A very young-looking Herbert French on the left with his associate "Artie" Leonard at their H Street studio. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

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John R. Galloway

We have glimpsed this corner before at The Office: 1917. Note the turnbuckle stars and exceptionally fine signage next door. John R. Galloway (1852-1933) wired the first bell system in the Capitol to call members to vote. He also is reported to have worked for the White House, Union Station and the Corcoran Art Gallery. A charter member of the National Electrical Contractors Association, where he served as both treasurer and president.

Post Waste

By the stencils on the crates, it is apparent that the printers are reusing the containers that the papermakers shipped in. When our guys get done splintering the containers, they can be used for something smaller and the excess for firewood. I wonder if the crew is wearing Eskin vests.

Vested interest!

A vest maker? And I thought today was the time of specialization!

Maybe he just never could get the hang of making sleeves?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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