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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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Boy in the Box: 1909

Boy in the Box: 1909

April 1909. Anthony, Rhode Island. "One of the young spinners in the Quidwick Co. Mill. A Polish boy, Willie, who was taking his noon rest in a doffer-box." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Prisoners of War: 1864

Prisoners of War: 1864

1864. "Chattanooga, Tenn. Confederate prisoners at railroad depot waiting to be sent north." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Baby Doll: 1922

Baby Doll: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Kendrick-Harrison Furniture Co. window." Next door to this slightly spooky circa 1922 display of Heywood-Wakefield baby carriages is a palm reader. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Trashscape: 1912

Trashscape: 1912

November 1912. "For Child Welfare Exhibit 1912-13. Whitman Street dump, Pawtucket, Rhode Island." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Dr. Feelgood: 1922

Dr. Feelgood: 1922

1922. "Surgery #12." Another selection from the "surgery" series of images, this one showing an anesthesiologist administering nitrous oxide prior to the operation. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ghost Hotel: 1905

Ghost Hotel: 1905

"Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, circa 1905." Plus a ghost or two in this time exposure of the hotel's Clark Street facades. This Brooklyn Heights landmark, which by the 1930s was New York's largest hotel, with 2,632 rooms in a complex of buildings spread over a block, started with the 10-story dark brick structure, completed in 1885. After more than a century, it was destroyed by fire in 1995. The adjoining white building with the flagpoles, designed by Montrose Morris in the 1890s, still stands. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Bridge: 1909

Brooklyn Bridge: 1909

"Brooklyn Bridge and East River. April 1909." At left, the Manhattan Bridge under construction in this view looking east into Brooklyn with Manhattan Terminal at lower left. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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