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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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Tamesi Bridge: 1891

Tamesi Bridge: 1891

Tamaulipas state, Mexico, circa 1891. "Tamesi bridge. Locale based on Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson Views (1898)." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Hyattsville Hardware: 1940

Hyattsville Hardware: 1940

Prince George's County, Maryland, circa 1940. "Electric Institute of Washington, Potomac Electric Power Co. Stores of electric dealers. Hyattsville Hardware." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Road Train: 1918

Road Train: 1918

Oakland, California, circa 1918. "Fageol heavy-duty tractor and trailers." Visually answering the question of what the heck this is. 8x10 inch glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 

Cowboy Band Inc.: 1929

Cowboy Band Inc.: 1929

        At noon the Texas Cowboy Band from Simmons College in Abilene played for Mrs. Hoover, later also playing for the President.

March 5, 1929. "Cowboy Band serenades President and Mrs. Hoover at White House following Inauguration." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Lower Wider Smarter: 1946

Lower Wider Smarter: 1946

September 12, 1946. Washington, D.C. "Showroom at Superior Motors. Client: Griffith-Consumers Co." Step into the FUTURE today with the Packard Clipper! 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The Dennis: 1901

The Dennis: 1901

"The Dennis, Atlantic City, 1901." Decades before The Donald came to town. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Happy Family: 1954

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Happy Family: 1954

April 1954. New York. "Actress Cloris Leachman at home with husband George Englund and baby Adam." The future Oscar and Emmy winner would be coming soon to the big screen in the 1955 noir classic Kiss Me Deadly. 35mm negative from photos by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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