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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

A Romp in the Sand: 1905

A Romp in the Sand: 1905

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1905. "Euclid Beach." Where many a triangle got its start. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Signs of Spring: 1939

Signs of Spring: 1939

March 28, 1939. "Pretty Peggy Townsend, who will be crowned Cherry Blossom Queen at the festival to be held Friday, picked out a Cherry Tree to get her first glimpse of the beautiful blossoms in Potomac Park." View full size.

 

The Pantitorium: 1938

The Pantitorium: 1938

August 1938. "A cleaning and pressing shop in Urbana, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Street Life: 1938

Street Life: 1938

August 1938. Urbana, Ohio. "Street scene." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Emancipation Day: 1905

Emancipation Day: 1905

April 3, 1905. Richmond, Virginia. "Emancipation Day." See news item below. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

NEGROES' DAY CELEBRATED.

Inauguration of Colored President Part of the Ceremony.

        Richmond, Va., April 3 -- Thousands of Negroes observed Emancipation Day in Virginia to-day. The occasion resulted in an outpouring of the race never before equaled, armed with miniature United States flags and attended by brass bands.

        In addition, there was a unique feature to-night, the inauguration of a colored President. At True Reformers' Hall the interior of the White House was reproduced, and all the ceremonies incident to the induction of a Chief Magistrate into office were gone through with.

        To-day was also the fortieth anniversary of the evacuation of Richmond by the Confederate forces and the partial destruction of the city by fire. (Washington Post, April 4, 1905.)

 

Harry Swope: 1908

Harry Swope: 1908

August 1908. "An Enforced Rest. Harry Swope, aged 15, 426 Elm Street, Newport, Kentucky. Carrying heavy bundles of paper for a News & Stationery company." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Fort Burnham: 1864

Fort Burnham: 1864

Virginia circa 1864. "Chapin's Bluff. Fort Burnham, formerly Confederate Fort Harrison, near James River." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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