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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 • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Senate Pages' Dinner: 1916

Senate Pages' Dinner: 1916

1916. "Senate pages. Marshall, center, giving dinner to pages." I know you'll all be on your very best behavior. Harris & Ewing Collection negative. View full size.

 

The Tabulator: 1917

The Tabulator: 1917

1917. "Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, tabulating machine." An early punch-card tabulator, a distant forebear of today's computers. Two photos of this monster yet to come. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Lonely Goatherd: 1916

The Lonely Goatherd: 1916

"1916. German sailor interned in U.S." A sailor from the cruiser Prinz Eitel Friedrich, interned along with the Kronprinz Wilhelm, their crews and a menagerie of mascots at Norfolk, Va., in 1915. Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Camera? What Camera?

Camera? What Camera?

"Miss Mary E. Patton. Dog Show, 1915." One of many images from the Washington dog show of 1915 showing fancy canines and their even fancier owners, all of them female for some reason. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Century Ahead: 1921

The Century Ahead: 1921

1921. The Trevor family's trip through the western United States. From the John B. Trevor collection. More here. View full size.

Frozen Summer: 1913

Frozen Summer: 1913

Washington, D.C., in 1913. "Baseball, professional. St. Louis players." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Old Virginia: 1905

Old Virginia: 1905

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1905. "Main Street from Eleventh." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size. An earlier (and lower) view here.

 
 
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