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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) from 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, but not limited to, "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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Waiting: 1940

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Waiting: 1940

England, 1940-41. "Battle of Britain. Children in an English bomb shelter." British Information Service/U.S. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Será la Victoria: 1943

Será la Victoria: 1943

May 1943. "Mexican workers recruited and brought to the Arkansas valley, Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota by the Farm Security Administration to harvest sugar beets under contract with the Inter-mountain Agricultural Improvement Association." View full size. Office of War Information.

 

Stepping Out: 1941

Stepping Out: 1941

Detroit, summer 1941. "Getting ready to go out. Girl straightening seam in her stockings and another girl combing her hair." View full size. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arthur Siegel for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Coal Delivery: 1924

Coal Delivery: 1924

1924. "Ford Motor Co. (L.P. Steuart & Bro.)." Our third entry in National Photo's Fords-in-Washington series -- a coal delivery truck at the L.P. Steuart depot, 138 12th Street NE. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Cold Comfort: 1911

Cold Comfort: 1911

Heat wave in New York. July 6, 1911. "Licking blocks of ice on a hot day." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Miss Ramey's Ride: 1924

Miss Ramey's Ride: 1924

1924. Alexandria, Virginia, schoolteacher Elizabeth Ramey and her car, a Model T Ford. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

I Feel a Draft: 1917

I Feel a Draft: 1917

New York, 1917. Examining a potential recruit aboard the Recruit. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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