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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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Two Guys: 1941

Two Guys: 1941

An uncaptioned photo taken by Marion Post Wolcott in September 1941 whose neighbors show bean-threshing activities in the North Platte River Valley of Nebraska. So we'll call these guys the Legume Brothers. View full size.

 

Ferrous & Fireproof: 1921

Ferrous & Fireproof: 1921

        Evidently a haunt of John Quincy Adams in the 1820s, "the old house" on F Street was transformed into an office building in 1885 by innkeeper Caleb Willard, who employed the latest fireproofing ideas while managing to preserve "the old wall in the room where Mr. Adams used to sit in his chair and gaze upon the Capitol."

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Adams Iron Building, F Street." Its ferrous nature echoed in the Sidewalk of Many Manholes. 8x6 glass negative. View full size.

 

Peeps and Pup: 1900

Peeps and Pup: 1900

Circa 1900. "C.S. Jackson group on Dudley Walker's porch." In addition to any Walkers present, this would include relatives of photographer and Detroit Publishing partner William Henry Jackson -- possibly the family of his son Clarence. And a puppy of uncertain lineage. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Banff Springs Hotel: 1905

Banff Springs Hotel: 1905

Alberta, Canada, circa 1905. "Mount Rundle and the Banff Springs Hotel." Nineteenth-century Canadian Pacific Railway resort that gradually morphed into the vast stone edifice rising above Bow Falls today. View full size.

 

The Fall of Washington: 1935

The Fall of Washington: 1935

Sept. 17, 1935. "These two 150-foot-tall brick smokestacks on the Mall in Washington, D.C., were considered an eyesore and ordered demolished. The closer stack fell shortly after the far one toppled. They were erected when a central heating plant occupied the site." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Plane Jane: 1942

Plane Jane: 1942

1942. "Melbourne, Australia. Beaufort torpedo bomber final assembly plant." Airplane, check. Guy in plane, check. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

A Row of Rowers: 1914

A Row of Rowers: 1914

June 1914. "Wisconsin varsity crew on the Hudson." Souvenir from the heyday of the Poughkeepsie Regatta. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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