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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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Tomlinson Hall: 1904

Tomlinson Hall: 1904

        Demolished in 1958 after being gutted by a four-alarm fire.

Indianapolis, 1904. "Tomlinson Hall, Delaware and Market streets." Continuing our visit to Indiana's capital city, with the second "Omega Oil" waste bin in as many days. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

The Claypool: 1904

The Claypool: 1904

Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1904. "Claypool Hotel, Washington and Illinois Streets." And, at far left, THE PENCE. We wonder if there might be a family connection to Vice President and former Indiana governor Mike Pence. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Park Theatre: 1904

Park Theatre: 1904

Indianapolis, 1904. "Park Theatre, Washington Street and Capitol Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Room to Read: 1950

Room to Read: 1950

        Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppression of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

-- Thomas Jefferson

Washington, D.C., circa 1950. "Thomas Jefferson Reading Room, Adams Building, Library of Congress." 8x10 negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Radio City Music Hall: 1932

Radio City Music Hall: 1932

December 9, 1932. "International Music Hall, Radio City, New York. Foyer from balcony." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Future Fridge: 1959

Future Fridge: 1959

1959. "Anne Anderson in RCA-Whirlpool 'Miracle Kitchen of the Future,' a display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow." Photo by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "What the Russians Will See." View full size.

 

Kitchen of Tomorrow: 1954

Kitchen of Tomorrow: 1954

1954. "Harley Earl, General Motors Vice President of Design, in Frigidaire's 'Kitchen of Tomorrow' exhibit for the GM Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York." Large-format color transparency. View full size.

 

Cowabunga: 1915

Cowabunga: 1915

Washington, D.C. (vicinity) circa 1915. "Along the C&O Canal." This completes a trilogy started here 10 years ago (One, Two); now these boys can finally dry off and go home. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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