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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 • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Car Park: 1929

Car Park: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Franklin Brougham at Lafayette Park." Its telltale bollards standing guard. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Elmhurst Depot: 1899

Elmhurst Depot: 1899

Circa 1899. "Chicago & North Western Railway station, Elmhurst, Ill." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Having an Ice Time: 1951

Having an Ice Time: 1951

This is Rauleigh, previously seen in the colorful kitchen. He's almost 10 (Edit: I made a mistake, he is about 8 in these 1951 photos) in this Kodachrome taken at the "south porch" door of a cabin in Running Springs, California in 1951. From a set found in a thrift store. View full size.

Tailfin Roulette: 1963

Tailfin Roulette: 1963

October 1963. "Cars in parking garage at base of Marina Towers high-rise apartment building, Chicago." 35mm acetate negative from photos for the Look magazine assignment "Living on the Top." View full size.

 

Old Florida: 1898

Old Florida: 1898

"Tampa Pier, Fla." The Port Tampa Inn, wharf and rail line circa 1898, captured on an 8x10 glass plate by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Naval Gazer: 1924

Naval Gazer: 1924

August 18, 1924. "Prof. Hall of Naval Observatory with 26-inch telescope." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

High Life: 1963

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High Life: 1963

October 1963. "John and Sandy Dienhart of Chicago at their Marina City high-rise apartment -- the couple entertaining on their 60th-floor balcony." From photos for the Look magazine assignment "Living on the Top." View full size.

 
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