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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 • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

Less Filling: 1939

Less Filling: 1939

April 1939. "Service station. San Augustine, Texas." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

B. Altman: 1906

B. Altman: 1906

New York circa 1906. "B. Altman store, Fifth Avenue and East 35th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Northampton: 1907

Northampton: 1907

Circa 1907. "Main Street, Northampton, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sunday Funnies: 1947

Sunday Funnies: 1947

Our Michigan mom (last seen here) is back with the kids and Grandpa, paging through the Sunday comics. 35mm Kodachrome slide dated 1947. View full size.

Aloha Girls: 1948

Aloha Girls: 1948

June 22, 1948. "Pretty Hawaiian girls," from Look magazine. View full size.

 

The Bronx Zoo: 1910

The Bronx Zoo: 1910

Circa 1910. "Rhinoceros at the New York Zoological Park." View full size.

 

Chase Manhattan: 1960

Chase Manhattan: 1960

April 15, 1960. "New York City skyline, aerial view of Financial District. Chase Manhattan headquarters under construction." Photo by Al Ravenna for the New York World-Telegram & Sun. View full size.

 

Canal Crossing: 1957

Canal Crossing: 1957

Anyone who's ever been to New Orleans in the summer knows that it rains about once per hour, followed by hot, sunny, humid weather. On June 15, 1957, I made a short stopover in New Orleans en route to ROTC Summer Camp. Shooting the original Kodachrome I at ASA 10, most of the slides I took in the rain came out overexposed, something practically unheard of in those days of slow speed film. But somehow I lucked out on this particular exposure, catching the pedestrians dashing between the raindrops with the sun peeking out overhead on Canal Street at St. Charles. 35mm Kodachrome by William D. Volkmer. View full size.

 
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