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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 • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Fenders Fixed: 1920

Fenders Fixed: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Day-Elder truck." Latest entry on the Shorpy List of Lapsed Lorries. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Chill Tonic: 1940

Chill Tonic: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Habitues of the Dreamboat Inn, last seen here. Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

A Cottage for Sale: 1936

A Cottage for Sale: 1936

September 1936. "House for sale in Manchester, New Hampshire." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Whirly Gig: 1942

Whirly Gig: 1942

"Ship launching in Portland, Maine. The men behind the launchings. High in the cab of a 'whirly crane,' these workers operate the derrick which raises the iron gates and releases water into the dock where ships are built. Eight vessels were put into service in a mass launching on August 16, 1942." 4x5 nitrate negative by Albert Freeman for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Oakland Tribune: 1920

Oakland Tribune: 1920

Oakland, California, circa 1920. "Offices of the Oakland Tribune." The premises of the late lamented newspaper (1874-2016) are now home to a bar, the Tribune Tavern. 8x10 glass negative by the Cheney Photo Advertising Co. View full size.

 

Hygeia Hotel: 1895

Hygeia Hotel: 1895

Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa 1895. "Boat landing at Old Point Comfort and Hygeia Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Ramblin' Man: 1918

Ramblin' Man: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "Studebaker." Well-used, with traveling cases marked "R.J.W." and "L.A." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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