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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 • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Waste No Food: 1919

Waste No Food: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Red Cross vocational education, Dietetic, Morse School." Our title comes from the poster on the wall. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Fancy Cakes: 1920

Fancy Cakes: 1920

Circa 1920. "Set pieces, Arlington Hotel." Including a polar pastry snowball iced with "Cook-Peary 1909." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Pancho and Lefty: 1902

Pancho and Lefty: 1902

"Six exposed plates at Fr. Glassers camp on Sunday Oct. 12 1902." The only plate remaining in the original box of 12, this would seem to show a mission or church camp south of the border. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

Army Cadillac: 1922

Army Cadillac: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Army car with carriage-mounted searchlight." A military-grade Cadillac at the Presidio next to an aircraft hangar. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Beach Pad: 1950s

Beach Pad: 1950s

I purchased this 8x10 photo at a swap meet. On the back it says: L-R Wally Miles, Jackie Regard, Francis Willams. Photo by Howard Morehead. View full size.

Three's Company: 1945

Three's Company: 1945

Circa 1945, the future Life magazine photographer Tony Linck and two close associates. 3x4 inch Eastman Kodak safety negative. View full size.

 

The Electric Building: 1901

The Electric Building: 1901

Scranton, Pennsylvania, circa 1901. "Board of Trade and Linden Street." Completed in 1896, this precursor to the city's Chamber of Commerce, known as the Electric Building for almost a century, is a landmark for the giant SCRANTON THE ELECTRIC CITY sign on its roof since the 1920s. View full size.

 
 
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