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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 • CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUÉBEC

A Clean Sweep: 1907

A Clean Sweep: 1907

October 1907. "Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Avenue, New York." Just a few minutes before this view was recorded, on what was evidently a busy corner for the Department of Sanitation. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Rest Stop: 1904

Rest Stop: 1904

Circa 1904. "Track straightening near Coal City, Illinois." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Holiday Inn: 1960

Holiday Inn: 1960

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960. "Holiday Inn." In the Garden Spot of the South. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

The Girl With a Job: 1953

The Girl With a Job: 1953

Columbus, Georgia, 1953. "Kayser-Lilienthal window display." Tied to the fall issue of Glamour and its focus on "The Girl With a Job," who if she was really kicking it as a career woman might be working as a switchboard operator or even a secretary. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

American Beauty: 1942

American Beauty: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. A girl." Medium format nitrate negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cocoanut Grove: 1896

Cocoanut Grove: 1896

Circa 1896. "Cocoanut grove at McCormick's, Lake Worth, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sit-Down Comics: 1943

Sit-Down Comics: 1943

August 1943. Southfields, New York. "Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Comic papers are very popular during the campers' free periods." Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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