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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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Cinderella Santa: 1921

Cinderella Santa: 1921

Dec. 23, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Little Betty Sze, daughter of the ambassador from China, and Madame Sze meet the American Santa Claus, who called to visit her at the legation today." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

A Christmas Carol: 1913

A Christmas Carol: 1913

        Our ninth annual holiday greeting from the family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, who has been welcoming us into his home since 1912 or 2008, depending on how you look at it. This marks the last of the series, unless we find some more in our stocking come Friday. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

"Dickey family and Christmas tree, 1913." Looking a bit jollier than usual. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Onionator: 1965

The Onionator: 1965

From Chicago circa 1965 comes this uncaptioned snap of a lady in a kitchen showing an onion who's boss. Other ingredients include two eggs and a fish. Medium format negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Lucky Lager: 1957

Lucky Lager: 1957

Oakland, 1957. "Accident on tracks." Note the beer can next to the rail, and let's be careful out there. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Gifted Children: 1941

Gifted Children: 1941

December 1941. "Christmas in the home of a government executive in Virginia." Photo by John Collier taken in the home of his brother, Department of Agriculture official Charles Wood Collier. The boys are Charles's sons Lionel (Leo) and Charles Rawson Collier. View full size.

 

The Poughkeepsie Peeper: 1900

The Poughkeepsie Peeper: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Waiting for the train, Depot near Poughkeepsie." 5x7 inch glass negative rescued from an Upstate attic. View full size.

 

Seasonal Greens: 1951

Seasonal Greens: 1951

"Centerpiece before Christmas -- Dec 1951." The latest dispatch from Blue Earth, Minnesota. Kodachrome slide by Hubert or Grace Tuttle. View full size.

 
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