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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

American Gothic: 1935

American Gothic: 1935

October 1935. "Rural rehabilitation clients. Boone County, Arkansas." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Yale-Colgate Tailgate: 1954

Yale-Colgate Tailgate: 1954

"Yale-Colgate Football." New Haven, Oct. 23, 1954, with Ralph, Dan and Richie, a few months after Richie (standing) graduated from Colgate U. View full size.

Holdouts: 1935

Holdouts: 1935

October 1935. "One of the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

Klesken Cleans Up: 1943

Klesken Cleans Up: 1943

April 1943. Proviso Yards of the Chicago & North Western Railroad. Joseph Klesken washing up after a day's work on the rip tracks. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 

Herbert Hover: 1929

Herbert Hover: 1929

Washington, D.C. Navy airship "Los Angeles" at the Hoover inauguration, March 1929. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Young Navy Sailor - ca. 1949

Young Navy Sailor - ca. 1949

This was a portrait of my late Uncle Charles "Sonny" Haile taken around 1949 at the age of 17. (That's right, 17 years of age, he falsified records to get in the Navy). EDIT: I have since found out he did not falsify records, actually my Mother signed the papers to allow him into the Navy.

Ralph's Buick: 1955

Ralph's Buick: 1955

May 30, 1955. "Dan and Richie in Ralph's Buick." From Set 3 of found 35mm Kodachromes, many taken around Rochester, New York. View full size.

 
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