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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 • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BAR, c. 1890

One Marshmallow Too Many: 1912

One Marshmallow Too Many: 1912

"Boy Scout training demonstration, 1912." Washington, D.C. Our fourth look at Scout first aid, this one showing a litter made using two poles and some clothing. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Amarillo From Above: 1943

Amarillo From Above: 1943

March 1943. "Amarillo, Texas, general view. Santa Fe R.R. trip." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the OWI. View full size.

 

Workhorse: 1912

Workhorse: 1912

Washington, 1912. "Woodward & Lothrop department store trucks." A detailed look at an early motor truck. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Galahad: 1911

Galahad: 1911

1911. Washington, D.C. "Football. Georgetown University Game." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Vibrator Sale To-Day: 1921

Vibrator Sale To-Day: 1921

1921 or 1922. "People's Drug Store, 7th and K." On the table: a nice assortment of Star vibrators. This is a new version of a photo originally posted Aug. 15, 2007. In what counts as an exciting curatorial development here at Shorpy, the glass negative is now available for this image (a.k.a. "the vibrator photo"), as opposed to the previous version made from the scan of a print. The new version is a lot sharper, and shows more of the store. The caption info also gives the address, which we didn't have last year. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Christmas on the Brooklyn: 1900

Christmas on the Brooklyn: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Brooklyn wardroom pantry." Note the holiday decorations. The cruiser Brooklyn, commissioned in 1896, was a flagship in the Spanish-American War. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Bondi Beach: 1969

Bondi Beach: 1969

Sydney, Australia 1969. 35mm Kodachrome Transparency taken by Unknown American Soldier on shore leave from Vietnam. Scanned and Restored by Davis Pascal Ayer. View full size.

 
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