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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Open Carry: 1929

Open Carry: 1929

This appears to be the same couple seen in the Roadhouse photo posted yesterday. From a box of negatives found in a Redlands thrift store. Many of these are stored in fragments of the original Kodak envelopes from the Whittier Book Store at 113-1/2 N. Greenleaf Avenue. View full size.

At Ease: 1943

At Ease: 1943

1943. " 'At Ease.' Two soldiers in a bomb storage facility at Camp Pendleton, Calif., admiring portrait of a young woman. Pinup of Susan Hayward hangs nearby." Dye destruction print made in 2002 from Frank S. Errigo's original 4x5 Kodachrome. Exhibited in "American Treasures of the Library of Congress." View full size.

Roadhouse: 1929

Roadhouse: 1929

A tough-looking group and their Essex sedan somewhere in Northern California in 1929. From a box of negatives found in a thrift store. View full size.

Custom Bodies: 1924

Custom Bodies: 1924

San Francisco, 1924. "Pierce-Arrow autos at Gillig Bros." Specialists in Body Building, Seat Covers, Auto Painting and Upholstery. Now playing at the Royal: "Single Wives." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Cinderella's Arsenal: 1904

Cinderella's Arsenal: 1904

Circa 1904. "Cadet armory, Boston, Mass." Architect William Gibbons Preston's late-Victorian castle at Arlington Street and Columbus Avenue. View full size.

 

Lurene Tuttle: 1960

Lurene Tuttle: 1960

"Sexy actress Lurene Tuttle" is how the seller of this midcentury publicity still described its subject; "matronly character actor" might be more on the mark. For many years Lurene's voice was a fixture of the radio airwaves. 4x5 acetate negative from the Publicity Department Archive. View full size.

 

Family Portrait: 1915

Family Portrait: 1915

From ca. 1915 we bring you the John Doe family and their cat. 5x7 glass negative from that dusty box in Grandma's attic to an estate sale to you. View full size.

 
 
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