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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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Bar Stars: 1939

Bar Stars: 1939

Aug. 31, 1939. "Seagram-Distillers Corp., Chrysler Building, New York. General view of barroom. Morris Lapidus, architect." Bonus points for identifying all 24 products. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The Nightcap: 1955

The Nightcap: 1955

August 1955. "Actress Marilyn Monroe in bed." Color transparency from photos by Milton Greene for the Look magazine assignment "The New Marilyn Monroe." Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection. View full size.

 

High Bridge: 1905

High Bridge: 1905

New York circa 1905. "High Bridge and the Speedway looking south." The 1840s aqueduct over the Harlem River, closed since 1970, is reopening next week after a $60 million restoration. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Minute Man Men: 1921

Minute Man Men: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Lexington 'Minute Man Six' dealer window, Van Ness Avenue." Another of those promotional events whose significance has vanished along with the product. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Proceed With Caution: 1940

Proceed With Caution: 1940

November 1940. "Street scene on a rainy day in Norwich, Connecticut." Traffic Cop vs. Traffic Light. 35mm nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Rainbow Gas: 1939

Rainbow Gas: 1939

August 1939. "Crossroads grocery store and filling station, typical of many such small enterprises in new community. Yakima, Washington, Sumac Park." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Drugstore Farmboy: 1939

Drugstore Farmboy: 1939

August 1939. "Medford, Oregon. Half-grown farm boy on main drugstore corner in town." Not quite Lana Turner at Schwab's, even if the photographer is Dorothea Lange. Hey kid, your 15 minutes starts right ... now. View full size.

 
 
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