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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

Jack Hannah Jr.: 1917

Jack Hannah Jr.: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "Grand Army of the Republic. Emblem carved in wood by switchman at peace monument." The G.A.R. was a fraternal organization whose members were Union Army veterans. Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

With Stuffing: 1916

With Stuffing: 1916

1916. "N.R. Wood of Smithsonian Institution, mounting birds." Who can identify the big fella? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Louisita Rides Again: 1913

Louisita Rides Again: 1913

The second of seven 1913 glass negatives from the Harris & Ewing Collection captioned "Louisto Wood." It's Equestrian Tuesday at Shorpy! View full size.

 

Riding at Daybreak: 1948

Riding at Daybreak: 1948

My 7-year-old sister Gail riding her horse through the streets of Geelong, Australia, on an early Sunday morning in 1948. She grew up to breed Australian Ponies. View full size.

Louisita Wood: 1913

Louisita Wood: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Louisto Wood," it says here. H&E neg. View full size.

 

Military Family: 1865

Military Family: 1865

1865. "City Point, Virginia. Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins, wife and child at Grant's headquarters." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Fuel Administration: 1919

Fuel Administration: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "U.S. Fuel Administration." Whose turn is it to clean out the microwave? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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