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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Double Truck: 1941

Double Truck: 1941

October 1941. "Car transport filling up with gas at Little Falls, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Liberty Garter: 1908

Liberty Garter: 1908

        This just in from historian Joe Manning: An update on Yetta Finkelstein and her family.

January 1908. New York. "Mrs. Finkelstein, 127 Monroe Street. Bessie (age 13), Sophie (age 7). Girls attend school. Making garters for Liberty Garter works, 413 Broadway. Mother, a widow, earns 75 cents a day by working all day until 12 at night. Bessie works until 10 p.m., Sophie until 9. They expected to work until 10 p.m. to finish the job, although they did not know when more work would come in. Witness Mrs. Hosford." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Little Falls: 1941

Little Falls: 1941

October 1941. "Looking toward the river. Little Falls, New York." Which is at least a two-stoplight town. Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Sweater Weather: 1941

Sweater Weather: 1941

October 1941. "Fall activities in Little Falls, N.Y." Where there's a nip in the air and the crisp crunch of freshmen underfoot. Photo by John Collier. View full size.

 

Betty the Butcher: 1943

Betty the Butcher: 1943

June 1943. Washington, D.C. "Betty Jane Colbert, a worker at the Arcade butcher shop, dismembering a chicken." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Nicollet Avenue: 1904

Nicollet Avenue: 1904

Circa 1904. "Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Old Orlando: 1904

Old Orlando: 1904

Orlando, Florida, circa 1904. "Hotel San Juan and Orange Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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