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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

We Are the Champions: 1930

We Are the Champions: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Lacrosse, Central Stadium." Teams unknown; perhaps someone out there can fill us in. Contest to be decided: Most Outstanding Uniform. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Black Tie: 1943

Black Tie: 1943

March 1943. Albuquerque, New Mexico. "At the Santa Fe R.R. tie plant. The ties made of pine and fir, are seasoned for eight months. The steaming black ties have just come from the retort, where they have been impregnated with creosote for eight hours." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Cornshucking Day Dinner: 1939

Cornshucking Day Dinner: 1939

September 1939. Granville County, North Carolina. "One of the Wilkins family making biscuits for dinner on cornshucking day at Mrs. Fred Wilkins' home near Tallyho." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Chatham Square: 1905

Chatham Square: 1905

New York City circa 1905. "'L' Station, Chatham Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Daytona Beach: 1904

Daytona Beach: 1904

Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1904. "Bathing hour on the beach at Seabreeze." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Electri City 1906

Electri City 1906

Houghton, Michigan, circa 1906. "Shelden Street." Houghton was nothing if not well wired. 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Beach Picnic: 1941

Beach Picnic: 1941

January 1941. Sarasota, Florida. "Guest of Sarasota trailer park with his family, picnicking at the beach." Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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