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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 • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

Hatters and Furriers: 1921

Hatters and Furriers: 1921

"Stinemetz Building, 12th and F streets N.W." A rainy day in Washington, D.C., in 1921. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Riding the Log

Riding the Log

This is from an old scratched up negative, but I think it's beautiful. This photo was taken right about 1927, and my husband insists that it was taken by the man on the log, his grandfather Tom Boothby. View full size.

May Day: 1915

May Day: 1915

May 1, 1915. "Friendship charity fete, general view." A May Day benefit for the Washington Diet Kitchen Association at Friendship. The McLean family estate was decked out in springtime's palette, a veritable a riot of grays. View full size.

 

Hello Up There: 1942

Hello Up There: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Mrs. Eloise J. Ellis, senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base, talking with one of the men." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem. View full size.

 

El Paso: 1903

El Paso: 1903

"El Paso, Texas. 1903." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Under the Weather: 1922

Under the Weather: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Blizzard, 1/28/22." National Photo glass neg. View full size.

 

Billy the Kid: 1929

Billy the Kid: 1929

June 18, 1929. "Stimson goat 'Billy the Kid,' National Zoo." An angora from Texas, Billy was a junior member of the goat menagerie belonging to Secretary of State Henry Stimson. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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