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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 • EGYPT FOR WINTER SUNSHINE, 1937

Nine O'Clock Nudes: 1967

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Nine O'Clock Nudes: 1967

March 1967. "On the set of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The brothers rehearsing skits with show guest Carol Burnett." Color transparency by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "The Smothers Brothers: Behind the Scenes." View full size.

Lucy Comes Home: 1956

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Lucy Comes Home: 1956

February 1956. "Actress Lucille Ball speaking with young photographer at home­coming ball upon return to her hometown of Jamestown, N.Y., with husband Desi Arnaz on publicity tour for their film Forever Darling." From photos by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine assignment "Lucy Comes Home." View full size.

Demolition Derby: 1960

Demolition Derby: 1960

Oakland circa 1960, and a mix-and-mash agglomeration of late-model General Motors vehicles. 4x5 negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Downhill Racer: 1952

Downhill Racer: 1952

"Stephen at Spring Hill, 1952." Picking up where we left off with the young man last seen here, before your webmaster moved cross-country and lost track of/completely forgot about this batch of ancient Kodachromes. View full size.

California Rifles: 1908

California Rifles: 1908

1908. "California rifle team at Camp Perry, Ohio." Site of the National Shoot. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Aim Low: 1925

Aim Low: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Girls' rifle team, George Washington University." Clearing the campus of those pesky squirrels. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Foyer Voyeur: 1942

Foyer Voyeur: 1942

May 25, 1942. "Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. View through acoustics foyer window." With a barrier for the more absent-minded scientists. 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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