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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 • CANADA FOR FISHING

Klassy Kamp: 1915

Klassy Kamp: 1915

July 1915. Washington, D.C. "Klassy Kamp group." One of the many summer camps dotting the banks of the Potomac a century ago. Other views here and here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tomorrowland: 1954

Tomorrowland: 1954

July 1954. Los Angeles. "Walt Disney pointing to a plan for Disneyland, under construction in Anaheim." Color transparency from photos for the Look magazine assignment "Here's your first view of Disneyland." View full size.

 

Traffic-Stopper: 1928

Traffic-Stopper: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Pontiac at Golden Gate Park." Not to worry, that dent should Photoshop right out. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Fishing for Love: 1940

Fishing for Love: 1940

February 1940. "Playing the game 'Fishing for Love' at a 'play party' in McIntosh County, Oklahoma." When your parents think you're at "4-H" meeting. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration, wink wink. View full size.

 

The Night Is Young: 1940

The Night Is Young: 1940

February 1940. "Boys and girls deciding what game to play next at 'play party' in McIntosh County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Play Party: 1940

Play Party: 1940

February 1940. "Farm boys tying up their horses at a 'play party' in McIntosh County, Oklahoma." Nice ride, Joe, but have you seen Billy's new mustang? Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Re-Tirement Home: 1940

Re-Tirement Home: 1940

March 1940. "Secondhand tires displayed for sale at service station in San Marcos, Texas." A leading candidate for the first Krispy Kreme franchise. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Air Power: 1942

Air Power: 1942

June 1942. East Hartford, Connecticut. United Aircraft plant. "Single-row crankshaft assemblies for Pratt & Whitney airplane engines. The large Eastern plant at which the work is done is producing a steady flow of power installations for the fighting craft of our Army and Navy air forces." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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