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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 • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

PbSE: 1904

PbSE: 1904

Circa 1904. "Pittsburgh Stock Exchange, Fourth Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

When in Roamer: 1919

When in Roamer: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Roamer touring car at Historical Society (Whittier Mansion)." Our second Roamer in a row. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Two Misses in Memphis: 1906

Two Misses in Memphis: 1906

Memphis circa 1906. "A Mississippi River landing." The sidewheeler Belle of the Bends taking on cargo alongside the sternwheeler Belle of Calhoun. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tourists of Doom: 1906

Tourists of Doom: 1906

"Ruins of Stanford Mansion and Hopkins Art Institute, San Francisco." Aftermath of the April 18, 1906, earthquake and fire. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

State Street: 1905

State Street: 1905

"State Street, Chicago, 1905." At the corner of Hustle and Bustle. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Power Five: 1925

Power Five: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Linskey, Harvey, Foley, Bailey, Saffo (Catholic U.)" National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Photo Wagon: 1959

Photo Wagon: 1959

A Kodachrome slide taken in 1959 at Meriman Photo Art, 1411 Maple Avenue in Los Angeles. A thrift store find.

Update: The person behind the camera is likely either Irwin Renish, or his oldest son Robert, whom I believe were the owners of Meriman Photo Art.
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