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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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Eastern Track: 1905

Eastern Track: 1905

Back in H&E's Washington portrait studio circa 1905. "Eastern High School track team." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Q Street: 1925

Q Street: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Panama Legation, New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street N.W." 18th Street is on the left and New Hampshire Avenue on the right. This is one of the earliest examples of a stop sign ("Boulevard Stop") in the archive. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Company B: 1864

Company B: 1864

August 1864. "Petersburg, Virginia. Group of Company B, U.S. Engineer Battalion." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Wet-plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Yes We Can: 1925

Yes We Can: 1925

"Seeman Bros., White Rose products." The Magruder grocery at Connecticut Avenue and K Street in Washington circa 1925. National Photo. View full size.

 

The Candy Kid: 1926

The Candy Kid: 1926

Washington, Sixth and L streets S.W., circa 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. J.W. Hurley truck." National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Game Day: 1925

Game Day: 1925

November 14, 1925. "Georgetown-Centre College game." Georgetown University takes on Kentucky's "Praying Colonels" at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Jersey Shore: 1910

Jersey Shore: 1910

"Belmar, on beach." Beachgoers at the New Jersey ocean resort of Belmar circa 1910. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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