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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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The Bell Jar: 1924

The Bell Jar: 1924

Washington, August 18, 1924. "Miss V.P. Porter, Bureau of Standards." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Learning Factory: 1930

Learning Factory: 1930

Washington circa 1930. "Franklin School building exterior, 13th Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection safety film negative. View full size.

 

J. Edgar Hoover: 1924

J. Edgar Hoover: 1924

December 22, 1924. "J.E. Hoover, Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice." A young J. Edgar Hoover, age 29, director of the government agency that we know today as the FBI. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Horse Show: 1909

Horse Show: 1909

November 1909. The 25th annual National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, in one of those ultra-detailed yet otherworldly views so characteristic of large-format glass negatives (8x10 inches here). View full size.

 

Boy in the Box: 1909

Boy in the Box: 1909

April 1909. Anthony, Rhode Island. "One of the young spinners in the Quidwick Co. Mill. A Polish boy, Willie, who was taking his noon rest in a doffer-box." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Prisoners of War: 1864

Prisoners of War: 1864

1864. "Chattanooga, Tenn. Confederate prisoners at railroad depot waiting to be sent north." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Baby Doll: 1922

Baby Doll: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Kendrick-Harrison Furniture Co. window." Next door to this slightly spooky circa 1922 display of Heywood-Wakefield baby carriages is a palm reader. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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