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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Gasoline Alley: 1912

Gasoline Alley: 1912

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1912. "Automobile." One of three photos of a curiously tiny motorcar. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, National Photo Co.

 

Army Camp: 1917

Army Camp: 1917

June 21, 1917. Monmouth Park, New Jersey. "Signal Corps men dancing." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Naked Buick: 1924

Naked Buick: 1924

Washington, 1924. "Buick Motor Co." A demonstration of "Buick standard- ization." (More here.) National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Follies of the Day: 1925

Follies of the Day: 1925

From 1925, another Ford at work (for a billboard company that advertises Fords) on the streets of greater Washington. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Song Catcher: 1916

Song Catcher: 1916

February 9, 1916. "Mountain Chief of Piegan Blackfeet making phonographic record at Smithsonian." The interviewer is ethnologist Frances Densmore. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Rice Princesses: 1938

Rice Princesses: 1938

October 1938. "Princesses on float at the National Rice Festival parade. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Step Right Up: 1917

Step Right Up: 1917

New York, 1917. "Examination on Recruit." Our inductee gets weighed aboard the "landship" in Union Square. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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