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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 • VAN HOUTEN'S COCOA, c. 1890

Stubbed Toccata: 1942

Stubbed Toccata: 1942

August 1942. Interlochen, Michigan. "National music camp where 300 or more youngsters study symphonic music for eight weeks each summer. Girls swimming during the recreation period. Applying first aid to girl who stubbed toe while in swimming." Photo by Arthur Siegel, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Everything Must Go: 1908

Everything Must Go: 1908

December 1908. "Walker Block, Griswold and Fort Streets, Detroit." Look for us at Sharpe's Chop House, recuperating from a grueling day of cigar and fountain-pen shopping. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Deathtrap: 1917

Deathtrap: 1917

        One hundred years ago today ...

October 1917. Washington, D.C. "Knickerbocker Theatre." Harry Crandall's new Knickerbocker cinema at Columbia Road and 18th Street N.W. opened on October 13, 1917, with the historical drama "Betsy Ross," and an appearance by its star, Alice Brady. Less than five years later, 98 moviegoers were killed here when the roof caved in under an accumulation of snow during a blizzard. View full size.

 

Foreign Fruits: 1905

Foreign Fruits: 1905

Circa 1905. "The Basin -- Baltimore, Maryland." Panorama made from three 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Genoa Jalopy: 1940

Genoa Jalopy: 1940

March 1940. "High school students in jalopy. Genoa, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tonopah, Nevada: 1940

Tonopah, Nevada: 1940

March 1940. "Main Street in Tonopah, Nevada." If you can't find us at the Ace or Tonopah clubs, try next door at EXPLOSIVES. Or maybe the F. & A.M. R.A.M. O.E.S. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Merchant of Varnish: 1940

Merchant of Varnish: 1940

March 1940. "High school boys in jalopy. Genoa, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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