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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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Penthouse View: 1910

Penthouse View: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Broadway and St. Paul's Chapel from the Post Office. Singer, City Investing and Hudson Terminal Buildings." With at least one windowsill milk bottle. Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

River City: 1904

River City: 1904

Manhattan circa 1904. "Brooklyn Bridge and East River, New York." With the Williamsburg Bridge in the background. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Artillery Hall Ball: 1910

Artillery Hall Ball: 1910

April 1910. "Washington Artillery Hall, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans." With signs advertising a "Fancy Dress and Masquerade Ball" given by the Glad-U-Kum and Merry Widow social clubs on Shriners Night. View full size.

 

Tagged: 1930

Tagged: 1930

August 5, 1930. "The big league has nothing on this game. A good action shot of a couple of the girls at the 'Y' camp at Plano, Illinois." Witteman Bros. Collection "Albertype" collotype print, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Nitro Express: 1939

Nitro Express: 1939

October 1939. "Post office in the general store. Lamoille, Iowa." Let's see now. Stamps, ammo, and a case of Iten-Barmettler, please! Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Batteries to Bananas: 1939

Batteries to Bananas: 1939

October 1939. "Grinding coffee. General store selling everything from batteries to bananas in Lamoille, Iowa." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

May 1943. "Spring pulpwood drive on the Brown Company timber holdings in Maine. Woodsmen's bunkhouse radio provides the only direct contact between the woods and the outside world. Evenings in the bunkhouse, the woodsmen can hear the news, mend ripped pants, rest their feet after 13 hours in wet or stiff working boots." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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