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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 • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

Toronto Depot: 1900

Toronto Depot: 1900

Circa 1900. "Union Depot, Toronto, Ontario." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1940

A Place in the Sun: 1940

January 21, 1940. "Stephen A. Lynch Jr. residence, No. 3 Sunset Island, Miami Beach, Florida. Living room, general view. William Pahlmann, decorator; Robert Law Weed, architect." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Old-School Tree: 1962

Old-School Tree: 1962

        Meanwhile, seven years later ...

        This Kodachrome, originally posted here in 2011, can be seen in the December 2018 Canadian edition of Reader's Digest, illustrating the story "Andrea's Gift" in a two-page spread starting on Page 96. They spotted it here on Shorpy and I licensed it to them.

Old-school and old-old-school decorations on our traditional old-school tree. We always called these Scotch firs, but it looks more like the Noble firs I've seen online. We liked them because they had plenty of open space to let the ornaments show unhindered. The oldest one is the frosted pine cone face toward the bottom; it still has some wax blobs from early 20th Century tree candles on it. The hot-air balloon was always one of my favorites. The blue one at the center top is from our "new" c.1960 set. The plastic church was glitter-enhanced by me personally. A couple years later, all the 1940s-era light strings sacrificed their lives to illuminate my castle diorama in the basement. You can see me reflected in the ornament at lower left, along with the bright spot on the ceiling from the bounce flash I used to light this Kodachrome. View full size.

Chariots of Cheese: 1947

Chariots of Cheese: 1947

August 9, 1947. San Francisco. "Ford dairy van -- Borden's Cottage Cheese." 8x10 acetate negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

The Brick Buick: 1949

The Brick Buick: 1949

My sister and brother in a 1949 photo, on Second Avenue in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Not many years later, at 16, I demolished this Buick (and please take notes if you'd like to demolish a Buick) skidding on wet streetcar tracks -- too much speed might have been involved -- and nailing a brick porch next door to Sacred Heart Convent on Sixth Avenue. A woman appeared (the Madonna?), shouting "You've wrecked!" and because a few more bricks were thudding onto the hood, I said, "I believe I'm still wrecking." View full size.

Race Street: 1940

Race Street: 1940

August 1940. "Old houses on Race Street in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

King of the Road: 1941

King of the Road: 1941

March 1941. "Construction worker from Fort Bragg. He lives in this homemade bunkhouse in Manchester, North Carolina." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

All in the Springs: 1919

All in the Springs: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Overland auto." And if you don't like my driving, get off the sidewalk! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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