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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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Miss Maxwell: 1922

Miss Maxwell: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Misses Maxwell and Chalmers." Carrying (or wearing) the banner for two car brands not long for this world, and whose assets would form the basis of the Chrysler Corporation. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Pencils-n-Pipes: 1954

Pencils-n-Pipes: 1954

        UPDATE: Our man in Chicago is Sun-Times copy editor Dave Karno, photographed by Mike Rito. Read more in the comments.

From August 4, 1954, we bring you what seems to be an editor in the tobacco-friendly newsroom of the Chicago Sun-Times. Awaiting his ID from any fellow ink-stained wretches out there. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Leaning Out: 1937

Leaning Out: 1937

August 1937. "Abandoned store building and old sidewalk on what was the main street. Gemmel, Minnesota." Don't miss our big Fall Sale! Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Corner Rooms: 1905

Corner Rooms: 1905

Circa 1905. "Fort Pitt Hotel, Penn Avenue, Pittsburg." Demolished 1967. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hill Country Color: 1952

Hill Country Color: 1952

"7 October 1952 -- At Old Matt's Cabin." Hubert and Sally at the Shepherd of the Hills homestead, a farm in the Ozarks made famous by Harold Bell Wright's 1907 book, and the start of Branson, Missouri's transformation into a tourist destination. Kodachrome slide by Grace Tuttle. View full size.

Lux Americana: 1933

Lux Americana: 1933

The nation's capital circa 1933. "View of Washington Monument at night in Reflecting Pool." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Blu-Green Gasoline: 1925

Blu-Green Gasoline: 1925

1920s San Francisco. "Gilmore Gasoline service station." Where you can fill up with gas or water. Who can tell us where this is? 5x7 glassneg. View full size.

 
 
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