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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Bunk Car: 1943

Bunk Car: 1943

March 1943. "Iden, New Mexico. One of the bunk cars for section workers of a train on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Clovis and Vaughn." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Bunny Chair: 1935

The Bunny Chair: 1935

"Donald R. Johnson, portrait, 1935." Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

The Kitchen Clock: 1918

The Kitchen Clock: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "The Kitchen Clock." Which I'll just bet is a play about a kitchen that comes to life at the stroke of midnight. View full size.

 

Ted Jr.: 1920

Ted Jr.: 1920

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., husband of Eleanor, circa 1920 in Washington, D.C. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Magic Moment: 1960

Magic Moment: 1960

One of my favorite places, the Sonoma Coast south of the mouth of the Russian River, captured by my brother during the golden hour on 35mm Kodacolor. His college friend Bob and me, gazing toward the setting sun. View full size.

Little House: 1925

Little House: 1925

May 16, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Mrs. Herbert Hoover and Mrs. James Ford at Girl Scouts' Little House," a cottage that served at different locations as model home and scouting headquarters. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Lying-In Hospital: 1908

Lying-In Hospital: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Lying-In Hospital, Second Avenue." A peek behind the scenes at the Lying-In (or maternity) hospital, which in addition to scalpels had a number of cutting-edge medical devices. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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