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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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The Corner Store: 1950

The Corner Store: 1950

June 8, 1950. "Fields department store, business at 37th Avenue and 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Exterior, by day." (And by night.) 5x7 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The H Train: 1919

The H Train: 1919

1919. "Cadillac touring car at rail stop." H Line streetcars of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Stetson U: 1904

Stetson U: 1904

DeLand, Florida, circa 1904. "School of Technology and Hall of Science, John B. Stetson University." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Speed Racer: 1941

Speed Racer: 1941

December 1941. White Motor Company, Cleveland. "The chassis of an Army halftrack scout car get a workout. When this test driver at a large Midwest plant has put the machine through its paces, he'll know if it meets the exacting specifications of the Army." 4x5 negative by Alfred Palmer. View full size.

 

The Matriarchs: 1937

The Matriarchs: 1937

July 1937. "Sharecropper's wife, mother of seven. Woman in doorway is mother of fourteen, ten living; fifty-six grandchildren. Near Chesnee, South Carolina." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Ferry Superior: 1905

Ferry Superior: 1905

1905. "Waterfront -- Norfolk, Virginia." A going-away view of the ferry Superior. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

New Smyrna: 1904

New Smyrna: 1904

1904. "East Coast Railway station, New Smyrna (Beach), Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Villa Zorayda: 1904

Villa Zorayda: 1904

        Built in 1883 by the eccentric Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith as his winter home, Villa Zorayda was inspired by the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. (Wikipedia)

Circa 1904. "Zorayda Club, King Street, St. Augustine, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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