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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 • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

Club Firetrap: 1941

Club Firetrap: 1941

March 1941. "House being converted into a 'nightclub' near Laurel, Maryland." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts. View full size.

 

Hot Texas Wieners: 1939

Hot Texas Wieners: 1939

Spring 1939. "Washington, D.C., lunchroom." Offering, in addition to Lone Star tube steaks, "Tables for Ladies." Medium format acetate negative. View full size.

 

Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

Spritzed by an Angel: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Nurse training. Nurses learn the care of patients suffering from burns. Here, the nurse paints a boy's burned back with sulfathiazole. The treatment of burns is of much public interest in these days of warfare on civilian populations with incendiary bombs." Medium format nitrate negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Dobbs Ferry: 1900

Westchester County, New York, circa 1900. "Dobbs Ferry depot." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Inside Baseball: 1906

Inside Baseball: 1906

        "Indoor baseball, both from a spectacular point of view and from the benefit and pleasure it gives participants, is in every way worthy to take a high place among the Winter sports."

-- New York Times, Nov. 26, 1900

"World's Champions, 1905-1906, Owosso, Mich., West-Side Indoor Base Ball Team." Indoor Baseball, said to have been invented in Chicago in 1887, eventually moved outside, where it was renamed softball. The 1919 Encyclopedia Americana entry for Indoor Baseball specifies a hall at least 40 by 50 feet in size for play. Two outfielders could be "dispensed", leaving seven men on a team. The ball could be as big as 17¼ inches around. (Baseball-Reference.com) View full size.

 

Bananamerica: 1942

Bananamerica: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Conn. "Dimitrios Giorgios, who came from Greece, runs a soda fountain. He wasn't here long before the country entered World War I and he joined up. A member of the American Legion, he is shown here making banana splits." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sunday Dinner: 1942

Sunday Dinner: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Connecticut. The family of Ralph Hurlbut. A Sunday dinner honoring Corporal Robert Hurlbut, twenty-one, home on his first furlough from the Army. All of the Hurlbuts are on hand for the occasion, including the married and grandchildren. Corporal Robert is not the only Hurlbut serving his country. The elder Hurlbut (far left) works in a defense plant and Mrs. Hurlbut and all of the children old enough are enrolled in various American voluntary services." Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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