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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

Rolling Cold: 1928

Rolling Cold: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Fussell-Young Ice Cream Co. trucks." Harking back to the days when ice cream was local. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The 4 Percent: 1923

The 4 Percent: 1923

Prince George's County, Maryland, circa 1923. "First National Bank, Mount Rainier." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ready for Liftoff: 1938

Ready for Liftoff: 1938

October 1938. "Playground in Greenhills, Ohio." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Full House: 1938

Full House: 1938

1938. "Andrews Log House, Rutherford County, North Carolina. Norwell, tenant." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Walter's Restaurant: 1953

Walter's Restaurant: 1953

Fairbury, Nebraska, 1953. Walter Gorham, my uncle, ran this restaurant in the Mary-Etta Hotel. View full size.

B-BOT: 1906

B-BOT: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Board of Trade, Broad Street." Now the Boston Oakwood apartments. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Summer Street: 1904

Summer Street: 1904

Circa 1904. "Summer Street in Boston, Mass." With much idiosyncratic signage. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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