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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 • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

Near Mist: 1942

Near Mist: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Medical/Shopping Center: 1956

Medical/Shopping Center: 1956

June 6, 1956. "Cross County Center. Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. Medical building." 4x5 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Bostrom's: 1890

Bostrom's: 1890

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1890. "Bostrom's on the Halifax near Ormond." A tourist boarding house built by the town's first settlers, the Bostrom brothers. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Ford Parts: 1920

Ford Parts: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Taylor-Tolley Motor Co., authorized Ford agents, interior." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Coupe de Fille: 1943

Coupe de Fille: 1943

"1943" is all it says on the slide mount of this Kodachrome. But this young lady looks vaguely familiar. Have we seen her before? View full size.

Centrifugal Fourth: 1941

Centrifugal Fourth: 1941

July 1941. "Ride at the carnival which was part of the Fourth of July celebration at Vale, Oregon." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Piccadilly Circus: 1961

Piccadilly Circus: 1961

A Kodachrome slide sent to us from Canada a few years back with the caption "Piccadilly Circus, London, 1961." We loved "The Music Man" but somehow missed seeing "The Amorous Prawn." View full size.

 

First-Class Cabin: 1940

First-Class Cabin: 1940

May 30, 1940. "John C.B. Moore residence in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, N.Y. Rear facade. Moore & Hutchins, architect." Neighbor to Bertram Willcox, whose house he also designed. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 
 
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