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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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Cimarron: 1936

Cimarron: 1936

April 1936. "Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma." Perhaps Arthur Rothstein's best known Dust Bowl image, and overall one of most memorable photographs to come out of the entire FSA/OWI program. Gelatin silver print by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Dust Bowl Boy: 1936

Dust Bowl Boy: 1936

April 1936. "Son of farmer in dust bowl area. Cimarron County, Oklahoma." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size. Arthur's daughter Annie Rothstein-Segan writes in with a reminder that Documenting the Face of America, about the thousands of Depression/WW2 era photos taken by her dad and others under the auspices of the FSA-OWI, premieres tonight at 10 on PBS. NYT article.

 

Fables la Fontaine: 1924

Fables la Fontaine: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Maret French School." The book: "Fables la Fontaine." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Bureau of Identification: 1925

Bureau of Identification: 1925

Washington, January 1925. "Justice Department, Nat'l. Bureau of Identification." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Street View: 1921

Street View: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Baltic Building, 606 F Street." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Kingdom of Youth: 1918

Kingdom of Youth: 1918

Washington movie houses circa 1918. "Crandall's Theater, 9th & E Streets N.W." Now playing: Madge Kennedy and Tom Moore in "The Kingdom of Youth." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Convergence: 1920

Convergence: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Union Station, tracks in rear." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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