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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 • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Sleigh Ride: 1951

Sleigh Ride: 1951

          When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

"Centerpiece Christmas Day -- Dec. 25, 1951." 35mm color slide by Grace or Hubert Tuttle, our latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes. View full size.

 

Night and Day: 1954

Night and Day: 1954

Billie Holiday, with Teddy Wilson at the piano and Milt Hinton on bass, at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1954, five years from the close of her career and the end of her life. 35mm negative by John Vachon for Look magazine. (Caption updated thanks to our knowledgeable commenters.) View full size.

 

A Dickey Christmas: 1919

A Dickey Christmas: 1919

        The globular tree, the unhinged affect, the undercurrent of barely suppressed rage -- yes, it's our annual holiday missive from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, limned with a festive filigree of mold. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1919." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Pontiac Purveyors: 1936

Pontiac Purveyors: 1936

"1936 Pontiacs and salesmen at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco." Lined up at the Bottom of the Mark. 8x10 inch Kodak safety negative. View full size.

 

College Football: 1912

College Football: 1912

1912. Washington, D.C. "Georgetown-Carlisle game; Glenn Warner." But ... where are the skyboxes? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Teeter-Totter Attire: 1903

Teeter-Totter Attire: 1903

Detroit ca. 1903. "Children's playground, Belle Isle Park." Please note: CHILDREN ONLY. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Flossy Flint: 1924

Flossy Flint: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Flint roadster at golf course" is the latest entrant in the Shorpy Concours of Superannuated Conveyances. See you at the 19th Hole! 6½ x 8½ glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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