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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 • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Dead Wringer: 1920

Dead Wringer: 1920

"Union Barber Supply washing machine circa 1920." All I can say here is watch your fingers. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

All the Conveniences: 1920

All the Conveniences: 1920

Another view of the circa 1920 kitchen from the previous post. The complicated-looking range-and-boiler combination seems to have been popular at the time. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Restoration Hardware: 1920

Restoration Hardware: 1920

New construction with the latest in kitchens in the Washington, D.C., area circa 1920. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Bell Jar: 1924

The Bell Jar: 1924

Washington, August 18, 1924. "Miss V.P. Porter, Bureau of Standards." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Learning Factory: 1930

Learning Factory: 1930

Washington circa 1930. "Franklin School building exterior, 13th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection safety film negative. View full size.

 

J. Edgar Hoover: 1924

J. Edgar Hoover: 1924

December 22, 1924. "J.E. Hoover, Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice." A young J. Edgar Hoover, age 29, director of the government agency that we know today as the FBI. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Horse Show: 1909

Horse Show: 1909

November 1909. The 25th annual National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, in one of those ultra-detailed yet otherworldly views so characteristic of large-format glass negatives (8x10 inches here). View full size.

 
 
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