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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Chickenville: 1936

Chickenville: 1936

November 1936. "The chicken range at Westmoreland Homesteads, Penn­sylvania." Where there's dancing nitely at the Fryers Club. Medium format negative by Edwin Locke for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Bad Medicine: 1939

Bad Medicine: 1939

Summer 1938. "General store interior. Florence County, South Carolina." A variety of unpleasant-looking nostrums from the punishment pharmacopoeia. Who wants saltpeter? From the FSA archive, credited to "Cox, photographer." View full size.

 

From Scratch: 1939

From Scratch: 1939

February 1939. Sebastian, Texas. "Migrant camp of workers who hope to get employment in the winter vegetable harvest. Daughter of white migrants reaching for stick of wood." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Lake Louise: 1897

Lake Louise: 1897

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1897. "Lake Louise, near Seville." Before they moved it to Alberta. 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Over & Under: 1910

Over & Under: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Detroit River Tunnel, Michigan Central R.R." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Blown In: 1942

Blown In: 1942

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "Conservation of fuel oil -- rock-wool attic insulation." Office of War Information photo. View full size.

 

Rational Thoughts: 1942

Rational Thoughts: 1942

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "Food rationing stamps. Demonstration of point rationing plan in schools." With what seem to be some tasty sides of Mexican culture. United States Office of War Information photo. View full size.

 
 
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