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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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Bucket Brigade: 1923

Bucket Brigade: 1923

August 1923. Washington, D.C. "Dump story." The past is a bucket of ashes. Or a pail of water. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bill on Wheels: 1922

Bill on Wheels: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Billy Denham, 9/5/22." Competitive cyclist both motor- and bi-. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gimme Five: 1924

Gimme Five: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Roxie Stinson, figure in Teapot Dome scandal, has her fortune told, 3/27/24." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

        "Roxie Stinson, divorced former wife of the late Jess Smith, right-hand man to Attorney General Frank Daugherty, broke open the Teapot Dome investigations with sensational testimony of graft, bribes from bootleggers, and a crooked $33 million dollar oil deal."

 

Versatile Hauler: 1927

Versatile Hauler: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Graham Bros. truck with stake bed body." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Maine Men: 1896

Maine Men: 1896

Circa 1896. "Ship's company, U.S.S. Maine." Two years before the battleship blew up and sank in Havana Harbor, killing most of the crew and precipitating the Spanish-American War. 8x10 glass negative by Edward H. Hart. View full size.

 

Too Tall to Fail: 1931

Too Tall to Fail: 1931

New York, 1931. "City Bank-Farmers Trust Building, William & Beaver streets." 11x13 gelatin silver print by Irving Underhill. View full size.

 

Jack's Sandwich Shop: 1941

Jack's Sandwich Shop: 1941

        UPDATE: Restaurant ID courtesy of Sagitta.

San Francisco circa 1941. "Restaurant counter." And another shot of the Buckley Music System "Music Box." (Selection No. 1: "Three at a Table for Two" by Dick Todd.) 8x10 acetate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 
 
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