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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 • FIND THE RANGE OF YOUR PATRIOTISM

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Apartment house at 1739 Seaton Road." 4x5 acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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My old house

Fascinating! Unbelievable. We lived here until my grandma went to heaven. You killin' me Smalls/Schorpy. It has since been gentrified, but still basically the same.

Gordon Parks the Shaft's director?

If I am not mistaken this is the very same Gordon Parks who used to be a LIFE photographer and went on to be the acclaimed director of SHAFT and SUPERFLY. Am I correct?

[Gordon Parks directed Shaft; his son, Gordon Parks, Jr., directed Super Fly. -tterrace]

Still There

A little more upscale these days - and only a few block from Ben's Chili Bowl!

The blue/grey one is valued at $750,000.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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