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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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St. Mary in the Mountains: 1940

St. Mary in the Mountains: 1940

March 1940. "Side street. Virginia City, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Back to School: 1965

Back to School: 1965

When I took this Kodachrome slide of Virginia City's Fourth Ward School building in August 1965 I had never heard of Arthur Rothstein, much less realized I was following in his footsteps a quarter century after he took this photograph. Other things I didn't know then was that a neighbor in Larkspur had once lived, worked and met Ulysses S. Grant here, or that exactly one year later I'd be back with my family and our new Rambler. View full size.

No More Pencils: 1940

No More Pencils: 1940

        The last remaining Second Empire schoolhouse in the United States, the Fourth Ward School is now a museum.

March 1940. "Abandoned school. Virginia City, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Virginia City: 1940

Virginia City: 1940

March 1940. "Main street in Virginia City, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Raised on Radio: 1942

Raised on Radio: 1942

Spring 1942. Provincetown, Massachusetts. "Family of a Portuguese dory fisher­man." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Slagpile Sluggers: 1940

Slagpile Sluggers: 1940

August 1940. Coaldale, Pennsylvania. "Baseball diamond for children with slagpile in background." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Victory Dinner: 1943

A Victory Dinner: 1943

February 1943. Daytona Beach, Florida. "Bethune-Cookman College. Home economics students learning how to make good bread." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Either Ore: 1943

Either Ore: 1943

January 1943. "Production. Zinc. Cars for transporting zinc and lead ore. From the Eagle-Picher Mining & Smelting Co. plant near Cardin, Oklahoma, come great quantities of zinc and lead to serve many important purposes in the war effort." Photo by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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