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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Gus Goes In: 1922

Gus Goes In: 1922

August 17, 1922. "Gus Jordan." Trussed Gus goes into the Potomac. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Toes Tenderly Treated: 1922

Toes Tenderly Treated: 1922

August 16, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Toe Doctor." Once your tootsies are taken care of, please note that "malicious splashing" is strictly prohibited. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Tall Order: 1937

A Tall Order: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Elder Michaux's Happy News Cafe." Inside the restaurant run by enterprising radio evangelist Solomon Lightfoot Michaux. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Zines: 1940

Zines: 1940

March 1940. Washington, D.C. "National Press Club Building newssstand." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Postal Flyers: 1923

Postal Flyers: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Post Office clerks, calisthenics." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tidalists: 1922

Tidalists: 1922

August 15, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Florence Skadding and Mark Coles." At the Tidal Basin bathing pavilion. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

My Hands Are Tied: 1922

My Hands Are Tied: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Gus Jordan, August 7, 1922." Yikes! What will happen next? National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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