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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 • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Corn Exchange: 1951

Corn Exchange: 1951

New York, 1951. "Street scene, Corn Exchange Bank." Sharing the spotlight with two Sanitation Department trucks. 4x5 negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

High Fiber: 1903

High Fiber: 1903

New Orleans circa 1903. "Cotton on the Mississippi River levee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Slippery Danger: 1924

Slippery Danger: 1924

"Flint auto in San Francisco, 1924." With the Ghirardelli Square clock tower keeping time for whatever conversation is taking place between the front seat and the back. 5x7 inch glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Modern Amoeba: 1947

Modern Amoeba: 1947

Jan. 27, 1947. "Kartch's, business on Main Street in Paterson, New Jersey. Interior, to rear." Witness to one of midcentury design's favorite mashups, the trapezoid and the amoeba. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Alpha Females: 1942

Alpha Females: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. Schoolchildren staging a patriotic demonstration." Which includes Synchronized Stationary Bikes. Photo by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Theta Pi Pastels: 1910

Theta Pi Pastels: 1910

Colorized from this Shorpy original: Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Theta Pi girls." 8x10 inch glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

Pleasantville: 1909

Pleasantville: 1909

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, circa 1909. "Congress Street near Market Square." With at least two painless dentists, an optician, hatter and oyster house among the merchants vying for your trade. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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