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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 • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Red Ryder: 1940

Red Ryder: 1940

December 1940. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Small boy, son of carpenter from Hobbs, New Mexico, reading funny papers in corner of room in tourist court. Lack of adequate closet space is evident." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Butt Wiggly: 1940

Butt Wiggly: 1940

December 1940. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Sign announcing new grocery store in community springing up about five miles from the naval air base under construction." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Virginia City With Cars: 1965

Virginia City With Cars: 1965

I thought about titling this "A Study in Kodachrome Blue and Red" but didn't. I took it on a trip to the historic Nevada silver mining town in August 1965. The building now houses the Comstock Fire Museum, and the steeples are St. Paul's Episcopal and St. Mary in the Mountains. I was going to identify the cars by make and year, but why should I spoil all the fun? View full size.

The Auto Show: 1914

The Auto Show: 1914

January 1914. "Second Annual Washington Automobile Show, Convention Hall." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Boylston in Boston: 1910

Boylston in Boston: 1910

Boston circa 1910. "Boylston Street." The place to go for corsets and riding habits. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

D.R.T.: 1910

D.R.T.: 1910

Circa 1910. "Michigan Central R.R. -- Electric engine, Detroit River tunnel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Sherman: 1899

The Sherman: 1899

Mount Clemens, Michigan, circa 1899. "Sherman House." And its Sample Room. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Washington Crossing: 1911

Washington Crossing: 1911

Chicago circa 1911. "Under the tracks, Washington Boulevard, Chicago & North Western Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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