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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 • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

Wired: 1921

Wired: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Truck Parade: 1919

Truck Parade: 1919

June 28, 1919. "Motor Truck Parade, Pennsylvania Avenue." Held on Motor Transportation Day under the auspices of the Washington Automotive Trade Association. At left we have another appearance on these pages by a Witt-Will conveyance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Nuts and Bolts: 1919

Nuts and Bolts: 1919

Washington, D.C. (vicinity). "Alexandria shipyard views, 1919." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Keen Christmas: 1920

A Keen Christmas: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mrs. A.M. Keen. Christmas tree." Somewhere in there: a very tiny kitchen sink. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Poised: 1921

Poised: 1921

Starlight Park, the Bronx, circa 1921. "Joan Desborough (ready for a dive)." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

From All of Us: 1921

From All of Us: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Dickey Christmas tree, 1921." Our annual holiday card featuring the family of lawyer Raymond Dickey, who has a decade's worth of Christmases preserved in the archives of the National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Frogplay: 1921

Frogplay: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Potomac Bathing Beach, 1921." Shenanigans, high jinks and malicious splashing strictly prohibited! National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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