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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 • NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, 1939

The Spinners: 1942

The Spinners: 1942

August 1942. "Aroostook County, Maine. Airing wool before spinning." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Howard Smiths: 1941

The Howard Smiths: 1941

October 1941. "Radford, Virginia (vicinity). Elsie Marie and Howard Jr., children of Mr. Howard H. Smith, with their mother on the porch of their new rural home, which was built for them by the Farm Security Administration on J.T Holley's property." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA. View full size.

 

Eagle-Picher: 1943

Eagle-Picher: 1943

January 1943. "The operator of a zinc ore loader at a large smelting plant is protected against harmful dust by a mask. From the Eagle-Picher plant near Cardin, Oklahoma, come great quantities of zinc and lead to serve many important purposes in the war effort." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Delta Psi: 1908

Delta Psi: 1908

New Haven, Conn., circa 1908. "Delta Psi fraternity house, Yale University." Note the Fire Alarm Telegraph Station at right. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Churchville: 1905

Churchville: 1905

Circa 1905. "Broadway & Fifth Avenue, looking east, Knoxville, Tennessee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Stations of the Cross: 1910

Stations of the Cross: 1910

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Conti Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Bridge Road: 1913

Bridge Road: 1913

Circa 1913. "Alexander Bridge Road, Chickamauga, Georgia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Carnivora: 1910

Carnivora: 1910

Memphis circa 1910. "Lion house (Carnivora Building), Overton Park Zoo." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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