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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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The New Frontier: 1963

The New Frontier: 1963

"Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounge, control tower and terminal." All we need now is an airplane. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Bureau of Fire: 1919

Bureau of Fire: 1919

"1919 vehicle at fire hall." Copied onto a circa-1950s sheet of Eastman X-ray film, and snapped up by Shorpy as soon as he saw it on eBay. View full size.

 

Toledo Club: 1901

Toledo Club: 1901

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1901. "Toledo Club." Convenient to the Steinway store and QUARTERS. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Maumee Deepest: 1899

Maumee Deepest: 1899

1899. "Toledo Yacht Club. View from Riverside Park on Maumee River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Shipshape: 1897

Shipshape: 1897

March 16, 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn, office of executive officer." Note the ancient typewriter. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Toasty Taxi: 1936

Toasty Taxi: 1936

February 1936. Washington, D.C. "Heated taxi cab." Sure, but can you summon it with an app? Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Corcoran Hall: 1926

Corcoran Hall: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "George Washington U." Who'll be first to recognize one of these anonymous alums? National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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