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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

The Black Cat: 1936

The Black Cat: 1936

Summer 1936. "Cat on porch of a sharecropper's cabin, Hale County, Alabama." Photo by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Lever House: 1952

Lever House: 1952

March 25, 1952. "Lever House, 53rd Street and Park Avenue. Gordon Bunshaft, architect." 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

If I Wore a Bell: 1912

If I Wore a Bell: 1912

Our lovely lady from upstate New York once again, here wearing the most incredible hat. Another photo from the collection of circa 1912 negatives I recently purchased. View full size.

Balloon Jockeys: 1942

Balloon Jockeys: 1942

May 1942. Parris Island, South Carolina. "U.S. Marine Corps glider detachment training camp. A barrage balloon takes to the air under capable handling by a Marine Corps ground crew." Medium format negative from photos by Alfred Palmer and Pat Terry for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

King Coupe: 1920

King Coupe: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "King Road-King. The spare wheel is carried in a sunken compartment in the rear." Latest exhibit in the Shorpy Gallery of Jinxed Jalopies. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Here Come the Bridesmaids: 1924

Here Come the Bridesmaids: 1924

May 6, 1924. Arlington, Virginia. "Byars-Coontz wedding." The union of Miss Virginia Byars to Lieut. Kenneth Lee Coontz, son of Admiral Robert Coontz. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Clinton: 1943

Clinton: 1943

March 1943. "Freight operations on the Chicago & North Western between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The train going through Clinton to the yard two miles beyond." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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