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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 • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Vertical Balance: 1942

Vertical Balance: 1942

June 1942. "John Sonesen, propeller grinder at a Hartford, Connecticut, plant, inspects a blade for a vertical balance during the operation of grinding it to correct contours in a template. This Hamilton blade will be assembled in a pitch-controlling Hydra-Matic mechanism to help power one of our new warplanes." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Signs of Spring: 1952

Signs of Spring: 1952

"Our new car in snow -- March 23, 1952." Hubert and Grace's green DeSoto stars in this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes. View full size.

Auld Lang Syne: 1925

Auld Lang Syne: 1925

From somewhere in England circa 1925 comes this 4x5 glass negative of two libated and liberated ladies lounging in their pyjamas by the garden wall. Shorpy lifts his glass in a toast to them, to you, and to the New Year! View full size.

Flyboy: 1936

Flyboy: 1936

Washington, D.C. "Airplane, 1936, March or April." One of five similar glass plates in the Harris & Ewing archive. Who can fill in the blanks? View full size.

 

X-Man: 1941

X-Man: 1941

Jan. 11, 1941. "Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis, Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica, New York. Fluoroscopy room with technician." The doctor will see through you now. 5x7 acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Biwabik Derelict: 1937

Biwabik Derelict: 1937

August 1937. "Vacant building. Biwabik, Minnesota." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Red Cross Car: 1922

Red Cross Car: 1922

San Francisco, 1922. "Official Red Cross car." Being loaded with sacks of something outside the premises of Rex Products Co., Jobbers. Also note the studio of Rovere Scott, Photographer. 6½ x 8½ glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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