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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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Whirl Girl: 1921

Whirl Girl: 1921

July 5, 1921. New York. "Betty Williams, Broadway Whirl Girl." A chorus girl in "The Broadway Whirl," a musical comedy revue at the Times Square Theatre. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Western High: 1905

Western High: 1905

Washington, D.C., circa 1905. "Western High football boys." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Embaixada do Brasil: 1925

Embaixada do Brasil: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Brazilian Embassy, Henry Adams House, 1603 H Street N.W." In the late 1920s the house was razed and replaced by the Hay-Adams Hotel. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Group Portrait: 1905

Group Portrait: 1905

Washington, D.C., circa 1905. "Family Group." Any members of the Group family still out there? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

City Gas: 1917

City Gas: 1917

"Gas tank at 26th & G." The city gas house and holding tanks ("gasometers") in Northwest Washington near the current location of the Watergate complex. The intersection in the photo (seen earlier here) is New Hampshire (middle left) and Virginia avenues. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Boys With Brooms: 1908

Boys With Brooms: 1908

November 1908. "Some Sweepers in a North Carolina cotton mill." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine for the National Child Labor Committee. View full size.

 

Satyricon: 1925

Satyricon: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Y.W.C.A. Circus." Another scene from the Terrifying Party. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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