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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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Original Baseball: 1925

Original Baseball: 1925

October 8, 1925. "Patent Office. Original baseball patented 1883 by S.D. Castle." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Photo Op: 1929

Photo Op: 1929

March 28, 1929. "Cameramen, Stimson office." Photographers on the occasion of Henry Stimson's swearing-in as Secretary of State. Nat'l Photo. View full size.

 

Sanitary Train: 1917

Sanitary Train: 1917

1917. "American Red Cross sanitary railroad car." The "sanitary trains" of World War I played a major role in the delivery of relief supplies and medical care to Allied prisoners in Europe, as well as their repatriation after the Armistice. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The New Recruit: 1917

The New Recruit: 1917

1917. "U.S. Army physical examination." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Analog Memory: 1925

Analog Memory: 1925

July 16, 1925. "U.S. Patent Office files." Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

The Inner Childs: 1920

The Inner Childs: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Peyse & Patzy[?]. Childs Restaurant." Acres of white tile for that hygienic, sanitary look. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Childs Restaurant: 1918

Childs Restaurant: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Childs Restaurant, 1423 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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