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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 SCHOOLS AT WAR PROGRAM, 1942

Sharecropper Boy: 1937

Sharecropper Boy: 1937

June 1937. "Sharecropper boy near Chesnee, South Carolina." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Clamshell Coupe: 1924

Clamshell Coupe: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "New Reo Six, Pacific Heights." We'll bet that house is finished by now. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

20 Handsome Girls: 1904

20 Handsome Girls: 1904

1904. "Boys' High School, Philadelphia." Our titillating title comes from the Star Burlesquers billboard far right. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Photo Finish: 1924

Photo Finish: 1924

September 6, 1924. Washington, D.C. "80 lb. 60-yard dash, Central High School." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Special Deluxe: 1941

Special Deluxe: 1941

September 1941. "Dude at rodeo in Ashland, Montana." Whose ponies are all under the hood. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Neighborhood Watch: 1935

Neighborhood Watch: 1935

December 1935. "Suburban section. Hamilton County, Ohio." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Stepping Out: 1922

Stepping Out: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "NO CAPTION (women on street)." One in a series showing spring fashions at Easter. This trio is going places with a camera and a banjo. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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