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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 • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

Beagle Central: 1914

Beagle Central: 1914

1914. Middleburg, Virginia. "National Beagle Club of America. Kennels and dogs of J.B. Thomas." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Winter Fun: 1962

Winter Fun: 1962

This image comes from a set of slides taken by my grandmother's stepfather in 1962 or 1963. The two girls are strangers to me, as my grandmother and her sister would have been young women by this time. View full size.

Telco Xmas: 1924

Telco Xmas: 1924

Another behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company. The calendar is for December 1924. View full size.

 

More Marilyn: 1953

More Marilyn: 1953

Hollywood, 1953. "Actress Marilyn Monroe at home." 35mm color transparency by Alfred Eisenstaedt. View full size.

Crank It: 1925

Crank It: 1925

"C & P Tel. Co." Another look at the operations of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. around Washington circa 1925. Plus an interesting glimpse at the kind of working-class houses not usually seen in the photo archives from this era. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hello: 1925

Hello: 1925

Handset assembly (or maybe rehabilitation) at the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company circa 1925. National Photo glass negative. View full size. Who can spot the clues that might tell us when this photo was taken?

 

Bring It On: 1915

Bring It On: 1915

1915. Washington, D.C. "Woman Suffrage. Hazel MacKaye." Hazel, director of the Susan B. Anthony Pageant, lived at 1729 H Street N.W. Her brother was the poet and playwright Percy MacKaye. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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