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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Whitebread Sandwich: 1935

Whitebread Sandwich: 1935

Nov. 28, 1935. "Washington, D.C., street scene." One-stop shopping for Wonder Bread, Stud, Prince Albert, ice cream and what-have-you. View full size.

 

Official Business: 1936

Official Business: 1936

Feb. 6, 1936. Washington, D.C. "Treasurer of the United States checks." Stacked around the CAUTION tray. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Epiphany: 1920

Epiphany: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Epiphany Church." With Star Lunch on the left and a mold invasion on the right. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Dome Alone: 1910

Dome Alone: 1910

Philadelphia circa 1910. "Girard Trust Bldg., Broad and Chestnut streets." Flanked by the Morris and West End Trust towers. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fifth at 54th: 1953

Fifth at 54th: 1953

July 1953. "Fifth Avenue at W. 54th Street." And, according to the lamppost mailbox, Delivery Zone 19. 4x5 negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Kitchen Patrol: 1957

Kitchen Patrol: 1957

Chicago circa 1957, and it looks like somebody's getting written up for Kitchen Clutter. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

A Greater Gardner: 1922

A Greater Gardner: 1922

        The "New and Greater Gardner" numbered, among its 30 Quality Features for 1922, "curled hair filled cushions, aluminum moulding on body, windshield wiper, Willard threaded rubber battery, door-opening curtains, and clear-vision top covered with Chase Dreadnaught double-texture material."

San Francisco circa 1922. "Gardner car at Spreckels Mansion." 5x7 glass negative by the Bay Area automotive impresario Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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