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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 • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

The Unknown Toddler: 1910

The Unknown Toddler: 1910

"Child." An enigmatic urchin in Xmasy attire circa 1910 in Washington. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

King Street: 1910

King Street: 1910

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1910. "King Street looking north." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Manzanar Volleyball: 1943

Manzanar Volleyball: 1943

1943. "Manzanar Relocation Center, California. Japanese-American women playing volleyball." 4.5 x 3 inch nitrate negative by Ansel Adams. View full size.

 

Fasten Your Seatbelts: 1912

Fasten Your Seatbelts: 1912

1912. "Navy aviation. Commodore J.C. Gillmore in Curtiss headless plane, dual control, at College Park Army flying field. Lieutenant Milling, right." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The Good Scout: 1912

The Good Scout: 1912

"Boy Scout training demonstration, 1912." Part of a series showing bandaged Boy Scouts in Washington. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

It's Delovely! It's Dynamic!

It's Delovely! It's Dynamic!

...it's DeSoto! Specifically, a 1957 DeSoto. "This baby can flick its tail at anything on the road!" In this case, the Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara in 1958. Detail from my brother-in-law's Anscochrome slide. Not his car, though. Full size.

Slum Views: 1914

Slum Views: 1914

1914. "Alley clearance, slum views." Vestiges of the 19th century in a Washington, D.C., alleyway. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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