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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 • FIND THE RANGE OF YOUR PATRIOTISM

Hood Ornaments: 1920

Hood Ornaments: 1920

Over the river and through the woods in 1920. "Oldsmobile Sales Co., Rock Creek Park." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
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Steam Heat

Ah, the good ol' days, when we'd huddle around a leaky radiator cap to keep warm.

Beach Drive at Tilden Street, NW

View is looking north on Beach Drive right about where Tilden Street crosses Rock Creek. The decorative waterfall in the old Peirce Mill Dam can be seen at left.

Rock Creek

This would have to be what is now Beach Drive NW. Nice photo!

Tires

Nice tread for winter driving huh?

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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