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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 • A HOBO AND HIS DOG, c 1900

Vertigo: 1959

Vertigo: 1959

May 1, 1959. "Downtown San Francisco -- California Street East Bay vista from Nob Hill." 8x10 inch acetate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Pennsylvania Lines: 1900

Pennsylvania Lines: 1900

Circa 1900. "Anchor Line docks and Penna. R.R. coal & ore docks, Erie, Pennsylvania." Also represented: Cars of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Cheerful Charlie: 1914

Cheerful Charlie: 1914

New York, 1914. "Charlie White." Chicago lightweight born 1892 in Liverpool; retired from the ring in 1925. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Big & Little: 1908

Big & Little: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Broadway at Times Square -- Hotel Astor and Astor Theatre." Now playing: Paid in Full, an "effective play," according to the New York Times. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Reduced Prices: 1924

Reduced Prices: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Don Lee Cadillac agency -- N.E. corner Van Ness & O'Farrell." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Christmas in Vegas: 1958

Christmas in Vegas: 1958

Looking up Fremont Street in Las Vegas from South Second toward the Fremont Casino & Carnival Room around Christmas 1958. 35mm Kodachrome slide taken by my late father with a Kodak Retina 1a camera. View full size.

Veepstakes: 1960

Veepstakes: 1960

A 1960 parade welcoming Republican vice presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. to Danville, Illinois. 35mm slide given to me by a friend. View full size.

 
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