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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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The Girl: 1911

The Girl: 1911

1911. "The girl works all day in a cannery." Location unspecified but possibly Mississippi. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The Cherries of Wrath: 1940

The Cherries of Wrath: 1940

July 1940. Berrien County, Michigan. "Migrant fruit workers from Arkansas." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size.

 

Clarence Wool: 1910

Clarence Wool: 1910

September 1910. North Pownal, Vermont. "Clarence Wool, 11 years. Spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill. Worked only during vacation." Photograph (original glass negative) and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

American Beauty: 1940

American Beauty: 1940

July 1940. "Near Shawboro, North Carolina. Group of Florida migrants on their way to Cranberry, New Jersey, to pick potatoes." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hoops Hotties: 1912

Hoops Hotties: 1912

Washington, D.C. "Madeira School group." The Class of 1912 had that Gibson Girl thang goin' on. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Different Drummer: 1925

A Different Drummer: 1925

May 11, 1925. "William H. Egberts of National Museum with Siamese musician." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

9/11: 1933

9/11: 1933

September 11, 1933. "New York City views. Looking north from the Empire State Building." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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