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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 • FLY TO THE SOUTHERN SUDAN

Flapper's Up: 1920

Flapper's Up: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Studebaker touring car and biplane at airfield." With the fur possibly about to fly. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Orts Expo: 1950

Orts Expo: 1950

A print I bought about 20 years ago showing "Massachusetts Sports Equipment on Parade" sometime around 1950. Also, carrots and "Mass Apples." View full size.

Your Permanent Record: 1937

Your Permanent Record: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Tax office?" is all it says here, in what looks like a set from "1984." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tractor Expo: 1922

Tractor Expo: 1922

October 1922. Washington, D.C. "Fordson tractor exposition at Camp Meigs." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Florida Pines: 1905

Florida Pines: 1905

Circa 1905. "In the pine woods, Florida." Who can direct us to I-95? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Can-Can: 1943

Can-Can: 1943

January 1943. "Edgell tomato cannery, New South Wales, Australia." Medium format negative for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

To the Rescue: 1925

To the Rescue: 1925

San Francisco circa 1925. "California State Automobile Association -- Emergency Road Service motorcycle." Perhaps an adjunct to the Broken Glass Depart­ment. 8x10 nitrate negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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