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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 • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Two Mothers: 1966

Two Mothers: 1966

My mother and my father's mother on a chilly January day in 1966. Kodachrome slide I took in Calpella, California, where my grandfather raised grapes from 1915 to 1953. View full size.

Junior League: 1954

Junior League: 1954

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1954. "Louise Mullin" is all it says here. Regardless, we seem to have a quorum. Let the meeting come to order! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

Facts on File: 1950

Facts on File: 1950

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1950. "Library -- Jean Hollis." Cited by one source as "head of Reference Division, Bradley Memorial Library." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Dime-Store Jewels: 1941

Dime-Store Jewels: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Christmas shopping. Salesgirls at Wool­worth's." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Market Street: The Sequel

Market Street: The Sequel

Philadelphia circa 1904. "Market Street and City Hall from Eighth." From an 8x10 glass plate exposed about a minute after this one was taken. View full size.

 

Night Freight: 1943

Night Freight: 1943

March 1943. "Santa Fe R.R. yard at night, Kansas City, Kansas." Note the light trails made by the yard workers' torches in this time exposure, as well as a phantom number (3167, at right) on a train that paused in front of the camera. 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Willard: 1904

The Willard: 1904

Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "Willard Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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