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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 • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

En Route: 1936

En Route: 1936

May 1936. "Steam shovels on flatcars. Cherokee County, Kansas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

A Tale of Two Charlies: 1925

A Tale of Two Charlies: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Charles Widmayer, Margaret Monk and Charles Smoot." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Meet the Smoots: 1910

Meet the Smoots: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Senator Reed Smoot, group." The longtime Utah lawmaker gave his name to the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. View full size.

 

Executive Pantry: 1909

Executive Pantry: 1909

Circa 1909. "White House pantry." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Stress Test: 1936

Stress Test: 1936

May 1936. "Bank that failed. Kansas." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Playtime: 1936

Playtime: 1936

March 1936. "Children's playground, St. Louis." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Last Impressions: 1937

Last Impressions: 1937

September 29, 1937. Washington, D.C. "Death masks displayed at identification convention. Mrs. Clark Schilder, wife of the Chief of the Division of Identification, Federal Bureau of Investigation, inspects a death mask of a trapped criminal at the annual convention of the International Association Identification which opened here today. Death masks of criminals are now being generally used by police bureaus throughout the country for identification purposes." View full size.

 
 
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