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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 • MONTSERRAT FUNICULAR, c. 1920

Tyke on Trike: 1915

Tyke on Trike: 1915

"Helen Marye." Circa 1915 in Washington. Future socialite Helen was daughter of George Marye, ambassador to Russia. Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Swamp Gator: 1864

Swamp Gator: 1864

1864 or 1865. "Deep Bottom, Virginia. Federal gunboat Mendota on the James River. Put in service May 2, 1864." From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Coney Island Mardi Gras: 1908

Coney Island Mardi Gras: 1908

"Coney Island Mardi Gras 1908." Some interesting signs in this one. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

City College: 1908

City College: 1908

"College of City of New York." Circa 1908 glass negative showing street repairs and trolley on a foggy day. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Postal Castle: 1908

Postal Castle: 1908

"Post Office Department, Washington," circa 1908. The Old Post Office building seen from the corner of 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. on a rainy day. George Grantham Bain Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Winter Wonderland: 1908

Winter Wonderland: 1908

"Union Square from a skyscraper." Winter in New York 100 years ago. A little moldy but full of interesting details like the "Automatic Vaudeville" penny arcade and Brill Bros. store. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

Smoke on the Water: 1912

Smoke on the Water: 1912

June 3, 1912. " Hampton Roads, Virginia. German squadron visit to U.S." Details of the port call here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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