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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 • WHEN WE'RE WRONG, LET'S SAY SO: 1929

Bedroom Beautiful: 1956

Bedroom Beautiful: 1956

1956. "Hayes residence, Kessler Lake Drive, Dallas. Master bedroom. Architects: Prinz & Brooks." Our first look at the seven-bathroom, 7,300-square-foot bungalow built by Texas car dealer Earl Hayes. 8x10 acetate negative by Maynard L. Parker for House Beautiful. Source: Huntington Library. View full size.

Grand Exit: 1920

Grand Exit: 1920

Northern California circa 1920. "Touring car at Yosemite National Park." Our second look at the FAREWELL sign, but with a different car. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Shower Scene: 1948

Shower Scene: 1948

Los Angeles, 1948. "Shower ends Lex's non-acting day that includes lifting weights, punching bag and many other exercises." From photos by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Lex Barker: Princeton-Bred Tarzan." View full size.

 

Stone Throne: 1952

Stone Throne: 1952

"Loren at Folks -- January 20, 1952." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes stars Hubert's young nephew. Color slide by Hubert Tuttle; barbecue by the Mayans or Aztecs. View full size.

Wise Valet: 1943

Wise Valet: 1943

May 1943. "New York. A tenement house in Harlem." Note the sign advising of COVER. Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Goodbye Yosemite: 1920

Goodbye Yosemite: 1920

1920. "Bulletin press car -- Mitchell auto at Yosemite National Park." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Water Slide: 1900

Water Slide: 1900

Sept. 15, 1900. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Launch of freighter Howard L. Shaw." Thrilling prequel to this image. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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