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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Boston Market: 1904

Boston Market: 1904

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1904. "Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Federal Taxi: 1914

Federal Taxi: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "Federal taxicab garage, 13th Street." These cabs served Union Station. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ex Machina: 1918

Ex Machina: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Machine for abstracting oil and petroleum." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Little Hallers: 1933

Little Hallers: 1933

Washington, D.C., 1933. "Robert Haller children." An unidentified Haller tot with equally anonymous Big Brother. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

101 Ranch: 1925

101 Ranch: 1925

May 11, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Ezra Meeker with 101 Ranch." The Wild West show rolls into town at the Florida Avenue fairgrounds. Ezra Meeker, "hero of the Oregon Trail," was part of the parade. National Photo glass neg. View full size.

 

The Portland: 1917

The Portland: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Portland Apartments, 14th Street & Thomas Circle." Mold on the emulsion lends an eerie aura to this already spooky-looking structure (also seen here). National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington Cadillac: 1926

Washington Cadillac: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Washington Cadillac Co." A fancy touring car doing its best to keep us from finding out about the "101 Ranch Real Wild West" show. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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