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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 • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Grandmother and Mother, c. 1919

Grandmother and Mother, c. 1919

Grandmother and mother taken about 1919. View full size.

Me and My Shad: 1920

Me and My Shad: 1920

Circa 1920. "Shad fishing on the Potomac." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Chevy Chase: 1925

Chevy Chase: 1925

May 30, 1925. Chevy Chase, Maryland. "Miss Florence Skadding and H.J. McMullan. Opening of new pool at Columbia Country Club." View full size.

 

Near Dunn's House: 1864

Near Dunn's House: 1864

"Photographs from the siege of Petersburg, Va. Redoubt near Dunn's house in outer line of Confederate fortifications captured June 14, 1864, by Gen. William F. Smith." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Holey Smokestack: 1865

Holey Smokestack: 1865

Richmond, April 1865. "Battered smokestack from C.S.S. ironclad ram Virginia No. 2. Holes made by Federal batteries." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Slingin' Sammy: 1937

Slingin' Sammy: 1937

September 11, 1937. "'Slinging Sammy' Baugh, new addition to the Washington Redskins. The Texas Christian U. star is rated as one of the greatest of this generation as far as the passing game goes. Sammy's most recent feat was the practical winning alone of the Green Bay all-stars game at Chicago with a series of sensational passes. He is 24 years old, weighs 190, is six feet tall. Followers of professional football will hear a lot from Sammy this fall." View full size.

 

Pork Shrinkage: 1937

Pork Shrinkage: 1937

1937. College Park, Maryland. "Hams. From time to time the hams are taken from the incubator by Mr. Carroll and weighed to check the shrinkage caused during the aging process." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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