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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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Arkansas Travelers: 1938

Arkansas Travelers: 1938

June 1938. "On highway No. 1 of the 'OK' state near Webbers Falls, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Seven children and eldest son's family. Father was a blacksmith in Paris, Arkansas. Son was a tenant farmer. 'We're bound for Kingfisher (Oklahoma wheat) and Lubbock (Texas cotton). We're not trying to but we'll be in California yet. We're not going back to Arkansas; believe I can better myself'." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Admin. View full size.

 

Team Cadillac: 1927

Team Cadillac: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Cadillac touring car with Fleishhacker Swimming Club." With someone who's either their coach or their mechanic. 5x7 glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

What's My Line?

What's My Line?

        AND THE MYSTERY CELEBRITY IS ... Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman with her son Adam Englund. "April 27, 1954. Actress Cloris Leachman at home with husband and baby. Includes Leachman bathing infant; husband diapering baby; Leachman feeding baby. Also Leachman in park with family dog." From photos by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine.

Here's a celebrity snapped quite a few years before becoming really well known. Who'll be first to put a name to this now-familiar face? View full size.

Well Wisher: 1937

Well Wisher: 1937

July 1937. "Sharecropper boy near Chesnee, South Carolina." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

South by Southwest: 1938

South by Southwest: 1938

June 1938. "Railroad tracks in Southwestern New Mexico." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dangerous Intersection: 1957

Dangerous Intersection: 1957

Oakland, California, circa 1957. "Ambulance accident." Our second look at this mash-up of a 1940s Cadillac and -- it can now be revealed -- Studebaker Land Cruiser. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Lonely at the Top: 1925

Lonely at the Top: 1925

San Francisco circa 1925. "Auto at Twin Peaks -- North Peak seen from South Peak." 5x7 glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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