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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 • WORLD'S FAIR POSTERS

Cultivated Minds: 1952

Cultivated Minds: 1952

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1952. "Library staff." On the premises of the Columbus Enquirer. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Mr. Science: 1957

Mr. Science: 1957

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1957. "TV classroom." Today's lesson: "What is an insect?" 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Worth Square: 1910

Worth Square: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Madison Square -- Worth Square monument at Broadway and Fifth Avenue." The Major General's obelisk, under the influence of a certain after-dinner liqueur. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Piling On: 1912

Piling On: 1912

        UPDATE: That's legendary athlete Jim Thorpe standing in the middle of the pile.

Washington, D.C., 1912. "Football -- Georgetown-Carlisle game; Glenn Warner." The College Football Hall of Famer who was coach of the Carlisle (Pa.) Indian Industrial School. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Shadow Boxer: 1950s

Shadow Boxer: 1950s

From sometime in the 1950s in the vicinity of Columbus, Georgia, comes this unidentified pugilist. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Golden Rocket: 1957

Golden Rocket: 1957

Columbus, Georgia. "Oldsmobile dealer." The Golden Rocket 88 Holiday Sedan for 1957. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Modern Family: 1922

Modern Family: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Haynes touring car." Even your wife can drive it, and it's safe enough for the kids. 5x7 glassneg by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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