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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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Hahn Shoes: 1954

Hahn Shoes: 1954

April 1954. Washington, D.C. "Hahn Shoes, exterior, 14th and G streets N.W." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Alley Cabin: 1928

Alley Cabin: 1928

Stafford County, Virginia, circa 1928. "Cabin on alley by Fall Run, Falmouth." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Teamwork: 1942

Teamwork: 1942

October 1942. "Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F 'Flying Fortress' heavy bomber, the A-20 'Havoc' assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane shown here for the carrying of troops and cargo." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Up a Tree: 1942

Up a Tree: 1942

July 1942. Klamath Falls, Oregon. "Boys in city park on a Sunday afternoon." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Corcoran House: 1922

Corcoran House: 1922

March 14, 1922. Washington, D.C. "The old Corcoran House on H Street, which Daniel Webster occupied while Secretary of State, is now being razed to make way for the huge building which is to be the home of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Original Signers: 1921

Original Signers: 1921

        "We are signing the Victory Highway, San Francisco to N.Y."

San Francisco circa 1921. "White motor truck at Palace of Fine Arts -- California State Automobile Association." A project from the early days of long-distance motor travel, when auto clubs took the lead in establishing and marking routes between cities and across the country. 8x10 inch glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

The Levee: 1908

The Levee: 1908

        The sternwheelers Graham, Harry Lee and James Lee.

Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1908. "Mississippi River levee from the ferry." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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