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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Biloxi Shrimps: 1911

Biloxi Shrimps: 1911

March 1911. Biloxi, Mississippi. "View of the Gorenflo Canning Co., taken at 7 a.m. Many tiny workers here, some of whom began to arrive at the factory as early as 5 o'clock, an hour before they were allowed to begin work, and long before daylight on a damp foggy day. The whistle had blown and they came and stood around merely to hold their places. When the shrimp 'catch' has been good, they begin work early, but today it was not good so they were waiting for daylight. In this group I ascertained the ages of a few, as follows. One child of 6 years, one of 7, two of 8, one of 10 and there were many more." (Lewis Wickes Hine.) View full size.

 

Dredge-Boat: 1864

Dredge-Boat: 1864

James River, Va. "Army of the James. Butler's dredge-boat, sunk by a Confederate shell on Thanksgiving Day, 1864." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Dover Books: 1945

Dover Books: 1945

March 23, 1945. "Dover Book Shop, 2672 Broadway, New York." Among the offerings: "Dr. Quizzler's Mind Teasers." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Rabbiteers: 1954

Rabbiteers: 1954

Nov. 1, 1954. Schenectady, N.Y. "Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Grout Park School, Hamburg Street. Television in library." Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Sholl's Cafeteria: 1946

Sholl's Cafeteria: 1946

December 3, 1946. Washington, D.C. "Potomac Electric Power Co. -- commercial kitchens, restaurants and lighting. Sholl's Georgian Cafeteria, 3027 14th Street N.W." 8x10 safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Winter Palace: 1933

Winter Palace: 1933

February 12, 1933. "New York City views. Plaza buildings from Central Park." The Savoy Plaza and Plaza hotels. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

The Stacks: 1944

The Stacks: 1944

June 29, 1944. "Connecticut College for Women, New London. Palmer Library, carrels in stack room." Safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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