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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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30 Rock: 1933

30 Rock: 1933

New York. December 5, 1933. "Rockefeller Center and RCA Building from 515 Madison Avenue." Digital image recovered from released emulsion layer of the original 5x7 acetate negative. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Last of the Red-Hot Godmothers: 1960

Last of the Red-Hot Godmothers: 1960

Well, I missed the 49th anniversary of this photo, taken on April 23, 1960 outside St. Patrick's Church in Larkspur, California after my Confirmation. That's not Sophie Tucker, it's my godmother, a very sweet lady of whose eye I was the apple. Scanned from a 35mm Kodacolor negative shot by my brother. View full size.

Neighbors: 1936

Neighbors: 1936

March 1936. "Frame houses, Fredericksburg, Virginia." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Joe Leiter: 1912

Joe Leiter: 1912

Washington, D.C., circa 1912. Joseph Leiter Sr., "capitalist, grain speculator and horse fancier." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Graduates: 1927

The Graduates: 1927

"Class of 1927. Holton-Arms School graduation." Where cut roses compete with coiffed tresses. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Baby Picture: 1908

Baby Picture: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Sherley, Rep. Grp." Kentucky congressman Joseph Sherley and family. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wiley C. Grant: 1908

Wiley C. Grant: 1908

New York, March 20, 1908. "Wiley C. Grant on his way to London to play in Olympic Games." 8x10 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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