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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Biggest Little City: 1972

Biggest Little City: 1972

Reno, Nevada in the summer of 1972. Two blocks down Virginia St. from the corner of First we see the second version of the "Reno Arch," this one installed in 1963 and replaced with the current one in 1987. This is another Kodachrome slide from a small trove we recently found at my friend's house. This time you'll look in vain for me in funny clothes, because I wasn't along on this trip. View full size.

Highway Patrol: 1957

Highway Patrol: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957. "Collision aerial." Aftermath of a crash between a Kaiser sedan (one of two in this photo) and a 1957 Chevy coupe. View full size.

 

Sliced Peaches: 1957

Sliced Peaches: 1957

Circa 1957. Plymouth meets peaches in the first of a series of car crash news photos taken in and around Oakland, California. 4x5 Kodak Safety Film. View full size.

 

Party Animal: 1956

Party Animal: 1956

Elgin, Illinois, circa 1956. "Pony eating cake at birthday party." It's a living! 4x5 acetate negative from the Old News archive. View full size.

 

Essex Ascending: 1930

Essex Ascending: 1930

San Francisco, 1930. "Essex Super Six climbing Webster Street hill." Latest display in the Shorpy Diorama of Discontinued Dreadnoughts. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive impresario Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Sharp Kid: 195x

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Sharp Kid: 195x

"Judy Wangle" is all it says here. Who knew Judy? 4x5 negative. View full size.

Spangler's Spring: 1903

Spangler's Spring: 1903


ONE COUNTRY AND ONE FLAG
THE STRIFE OF BROTHERS IS PAST

1903. "Spangler's Spring, Gettysburg, Pa." Forty years after that pivotal battle. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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