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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 • ARE YOU DOING ALL YOU CAN?

Small Oil: 1939

Small Oil: 1939

August 1939. "Independent refinery. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cimarron or Bust: 1939

Cimarron or Bust: 1939

August 1939. "Statue by local artist. Cimarron, New Mexico." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Flatcar Follies: 1920

Flatcar Follies: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Times -- Oil Co." is all it says on this glass negative showing a rusty coal-fired boiler, a crate on skids and a guy holding a beer bottle. National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Yer Out: 1924

Yer Out: 1924

"Babe Ruth knocked out, 7/5/24. Nationals salvage split of doubleheader as Ruth crashes into wall (Yankees 2, Nats 0; Nats 7, Yankees 2). Babe Ruth was knocked unconscious after he ran into a concrete wall at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C., while trying to catch a foul ball on July 5, 1924." View full size.

 

Railroad Avenue: 1925

Railroad Avenue: 1925

        First posted here 10 years ago, and now updated with a better-quality image.

1925. Washington, D.C. "Texas Co., Minute Service Station No. 8, Twining City." Pennsylvania Avenue at Railroad Avenue S.E. near the Sousa Bridge. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

U.S. Treasury: 1897

U.S. Treasury: 1897

Circa 1897. "U.S. Treasury building, Washington, D.C." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Cat Wedding: 1914

Cat Wedding: 1914

        We're reposting this just in case you've had enough of that other wedding between you-know-who and what's-her-name.

1914. "Kittens in costume as bride and groom, being married by third kitten in ecclesiastical garb." Holy catrimony! Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Get Over It: 1904

Get Over It: 1904
TURN LIST WAYPOINTS:

    1. River ↱
    2. Woods ↰
    3. Grandmother's house ⛒

1904. "Schell Memorial Bridge over the Connecticut River at East Northfield, Mass." Completed in 1903 and now a barricaded, rusty, vine-covered ruin. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 
 
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