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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 • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, 1930s

En Famille: 1941

En Famille: 1941

June 1941. "Family of Marine in their living room. They live in one of the units of the Navy defense housing project which is designed for Naval people, Marines and some civilian defense workers. San Diego, California." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

East Sixty-Second: 1938

East Sixty-Second: 1938

1938. "New York, New York. East 62nd Street." Where this two-masted schooner sets sail every washday. Acetate negative by Sheldon Dick. View full size.

 

Check, Please: 1941

Check, Please: 1941

May 1941. "Child at FSA migratory labor camp mobile unit. Wilder, Idaho." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

War Games: 1941

War Games: 1941

May 1941. "Marines riding the electric automobiles at Mission Beach amusement center, San Diego." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Rural Pacification: 1941

Rural Pacification: 1941

May 1941. "Farm worker with his wife and their twin babies at the FSA migratory labor camp mobile unit. Wilder, Idaho." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Left Hanging: 1939

Left Hanging: 1939

January 1939. "Clean clothes. Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

West Mine: 1939

West Mine: 1939

January 1939. "West Mine, West Frankfort, Illinois. Now abandoned. This mine has been down about a year." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Maid of the Mist: 1901

Maid of the Mist: 1901

The Niagara River circa 1901. "International (Upper Steel Arch) Bridge from below at Niagara Falls." At the landing: The steamboat Maid of the Mist, "nymph of the mighty cataract." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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