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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 • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

Live Better Electrically: 1938

Live Better Electrically: 1938

November 1938. "Houses near the Nebraska Power Company plant, Omaha." Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Matzo Bowl: 1926

Matzo Bowl: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Jewish Community Center bowling alley." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

And Away We Go: 1912

And Away We Go: 1912

July 10, 1912. "Karmnes [Karmner? Kaminer?] automobile (Overland touring car). Taken at barn-raising." With an Illinois tag. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Top Drawer: 1920

Top Drawer: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Herbert E. French, photographer, in office." The proprietor of the National Photo Company, stylishly coordinated with a natty three-button desk. 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Riggs House: 1910

Riggs House: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Riggs House formerly, 15th and G Sts. N.W." The 19th-century hotel was soon demolished to make way for a much larger office building. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Written on the Wind: 1907

Written on the Wind: 1907

Circa 1907. "Youth with winged hat (Nicholas Giancola)." Platinum print by the Boston-based photographer Fred Holland Day (1864-1933). View full size.

 

Liberté, Fraternité: 1918

Liberté, Fraternité: 1918

July 1918. "American Red Cross Canteen at Gare d'Ivry, Paris, showing decorations in honor of the Fourth of July, which was celebrated by the French as well as by the Americans." Photo by Lewis Hine for the American Red Cross. View full size.

 
 
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