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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) from 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, but not limited to, "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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Hello, Internet: 1935

Hello, Internet: 1935

October 1935. Cotton picker in Pulaski County, Arkansas. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Kimball: 1935

Kimball: 1935

October 1935. The coal mining center of Kimball, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Over and Under: 1938

Over and Under: 1938

Summer of 1938. "Underpass in central Ohio, Route 40. Roadside does not at first present a definite or meaningful picture. Closer investigation begins to reveal the character of the place." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

Grand Union: 1952

Grand Union: 1952

April 29, 1952. The Grand Union supermarket at 100 Broadway in East Paterson, New Jersey. View full size. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner.

 

Miller Time: 1935

Miller Time: 1935

October 1935. Workers coming off the job at Consolidated Coal in Jenkins, Kentucky. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

 

Future Biker: 1935

Future Biker: 1935

October 1935 in Omar, West Virginia. A better view of the motorcycle seen two posts down. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the FSA.

 

Omar: 1935

Omar: 1935

October 1935. A street scene in the mining town of Omar, West Virginia. 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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