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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 • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Princeton Hockey: 1910

Princeton Hockey: 1910

The Princeton hockey team circa 1910. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Sikorsky Christening: 1925

Sikorsky Christening: 1925

May 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. " 'Yorktown.' Christening of Sikorsky plane." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Hollywood Hopefuls II: 1925

Hollywood Hopefuls II: 1925

May 25, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Applicants to Paramount Motion Picture School. The school will be housed in the Paramount Eastern Studio at Astoria, Long Island." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Who Wants Serum?

Who Wants Serum?

July 8, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Miss Hattie E. Alexander & Mrs. S.A. Carlin testing serum." View full size. National Photo Company Collection. [Update: A few years after this photo was taken, Hattie (on the left) would become Dr. Alexander. As president of the American Pediatric Society in the 1960s, she was among the first women to head a major medical association.]

 

Pterodactyl: 1922

Pterodactyl: 1922

January 18, 1922. More of the "Naval Curtiss bombing plane" at Fort McNair. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Tom Hook: 1924

Tom Hook: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Tom Hook, Eastern High, 1924." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Naval Bombing Plane: 1922

Naval Bombing Plane: 1922

January 18, 1922. Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. "Naval Curtiss bombing plane at War College." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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