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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 Measure of a Man: 1917

The Measure of a Man: 1917

1917. "U.S. Army. Physical examination." Our second look at this young man's initiation into the Army. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Hard Copy Exterior: 1962

Hard Copy Exterior: 1962

A garden, a deck, a barbecue, the family dog and the papers. My father, after a day at work, relaxes in his domain in 1962. You don't get more echt than this. He created the deck and the lattice fence as well as surrounding gardens, a very small portion of which is at the top. Our BBQ seems starkly low-tech these days. No starter fluid for Father; that's a box of kindling at the bottom. Snapped with my Kodak Brownie Starmite. View full size.

Junkscape: 1935

Junkscape: 1935

November 1935. "Auto dump near Easton, Pennsylvania." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Gingerbread House: 1936

Gingerbread House: 1936

January 1936. "Victorian cottage. Waveland, Mississippi." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Big Gun: 1917

Big Gun: 1917

Circa 1917. "Military training. Loading big gun." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Cottage for Sale: 1921

Cottage for Sale: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "1804 Kearney Street N.E." If only these walls could talk. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dog Funeral: 1921

Dog Funeral: 1921

October 7, 1921. "Dog funeral." Aspen Hill Cemetery, final resting place for one Boots Snook, "dear old pal" of Mrs. Selma Snook of Washington. Today's funeral is for the recently departed Buster. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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