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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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City Ice: 1935

City Ice: 1935

October 17, 1935. San Francisco. "Federal trucks -- City Ice Delivery Co." Neighbors of the "Western Asbestos Magnesia Co." 8x10 Eastman Kodak nitrate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

All You Can Eat: 1894

All You Can Eat: 1894

Palm Beach, 1894. "Dining room, Hotel Royal Poinciana." At the time, Henry Flagler's giant hotel was the largest building in Florida. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Half Past: 1907

Half Past: 1907

1907. "North Church and Congress Streets, Portsmouth, New Hampshire." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Illuminata: 1913

Illuminata: 1913

Circa 1913. "Mrs. Barnwell." Positively glowing in this 5x7 glass negative by New York society photographer Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Yuen Hing & Co.: 1921

Yuen Hing & Co.: 1921

"REO Speedwagon grocery truck, San Francisco, 1921." Compare with our previous Speedwagon. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Knows the Drill: 1942

Knows the Drill: 1942

August 1942. "Women in industry. Tool production. A job which was formerly done by hand (and by men) is done in this large Midwest drill and tool plant by women at machines. These young workers are putting precision-ground points on drills which will be used in production of America's ships, tanks and guns. It takes at least four months to train these young women in the operation of these machines, but at the end of that period their work is speedy and efficient, and this company has found that both production and the quality of the drill points have improved. Republic Drill and Tool Company, Chicago." Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

May Day: 1927

May Day: 1927

Circa 1927. "Sweet Briar College, May Day exercises." In 2015 it's Mayday in more ways than one at the women's college near Lynchburg, set to close this summer due to a financial crisis. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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