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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Pension Office: 1918

Pension Office: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Pension Office interior." This former repository of Civil War veterans' pension records is now the National Building Museum. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Car With a Longer Life: 1920

The Car With a Longer Life: 1920

March 1920. "E.J. Quinn Motor Car Co." The Westcott automobile showroom on 14th Street in Washington, D.C. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

The Happy Camper: 1938

The Happy Camper: 1938

November 1938. "Migrant cotton picker's child who lives in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Three Reels Five Cents

Three Reels Five Cents

Washington, D.C. "Moore's Garden Theatre." Playing to-day: "The Invaders," a noteworthy Western made in 1912. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Hearts Up: 1921

Hearts Up: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Washington Film Exchange. Moore's Garden." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Warp Time: 1908

Warp Time: 1908

December 1908. Newton, North Carolina. "Boy at warping machine. Been there two years. Clyde Cotton Mill." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

No Money at All: 1936

No Money at All: 1936

August 1936. "Part of an impoverished family of nine on a New Mexico highway. Depression refugees from Iowa. Left Iowa in 1932 because of father's ill health. Father an auto mechanic laborer, painter by trade, tubercular. Family has been on relief in Arizona but refused entry on relief rolls in Iowa to which state they wish to return. Nine children including a sick four-month-old baby. No money at all. About to sell their belongings and trailer for money to buy food. 'We don't want to go where we'll be a nuisance to anybody.'" Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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