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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

The Imperial Twins: 1959

The Imperial Twins: 1959

My sister-in-law Gimi's maternal grandmother and her identical twin pose with a 1958 Imperial in this Kodacolor print from July 1959. That's all we know for sure, although Gimi believes this is in the Ozarks of Missouri. Other elements give rise to speculation: the right taillight assembly suggests a close encounter with some native plant life, perhaps on a narrow, winding road that brought us hither. The pointing finger I like to think indicates a voice exclaiming "Get those saddle shoes OFF the Imperial!" As for the other orphan footwear, I just want to say I'd rather not look under the Imperial. On a happier note, a 1955 Chevrolet. View full size.

Twenty Questions: 1940

Twenty Questions: 1940

February 1940. "Farm boys at 'play party' in McIntosh County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Blankets Fluffed: 1936

Blankets Fluffed: 1936

December 1936. "Housing for poor and lower income groups. Across the street from Mrs. Hochfield's tenement. Washington Avenue, Bronx, New York." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Hit and Miss: 1941

Hit and Miss: 1941

December 1941. "Baseball game at school of Tygart Valley Homesteads. Dailey, West Virginia." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

The L-O-V-E Quiz: 1941

The L-O-V-E Quiz: 1941

December 1941. "Assembly program radio quiz, station L-O-V-E. School of Tygart Valley Homesteads, an FSA project in Dailey, 11 miles southwest of Elkins, West Virginia." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Semmes City: 1926

Semmes City: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "T.A. Cannon Co. truck at Semmes Motor Co., Florida Avenue N.E." Dealer in Dodge Brothers cars and Graham Brothers trucks. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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