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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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Alexandre: 1918

Alexandre: 1918

France. April 1918. "The horrible disfigured man of war can not cool the warmth of the friendship of his old comrade for Alexandre the blind mutile, but the Red Cross can not leave him without further aid." 5x7 glass negative from the American National Red Cross Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Gone and Back: 1906

Gone and Back: 1906

"Russian and Telegraph hills from roof of Ferry P.O., San Francisco." Another view of the devastation wrought by the earthquake and fire of April 1906. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Checkout Time: 1906

Checkout Time: 1906

"Palace Hotel, Market Street, San Francisco." After the devastating earthquake and fire of April 1906, the hotel was razed to make way for the "New" Palace, which opened in 1909. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Along the Lake: 1906

Along the Lake: 1906

New Hampshire circa 1906. "Shore path at Weirs, Lake Winnipesaukee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Breadalyzer: 1922

Breadalyzer: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Department of Agriculture. First device to accurately measure a loaf of bread in cubic centimeters has been perfected by Bureau of Agricultural Economics." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Arabesque Alfresco: 1923

Arabesque Alfresco: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Dancer" is all it says here. Do your best to ignore the critics, kid, and the ants. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Car Seat: 1918

Car Seat: 1918

Washington, D.C., 1918. "C.N. O'Dell children." Illegally but adorably parked. 4x5 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Big Sky: 1939

Big Sky: 1939

June 1939. "Cowboy at Quarter Circle U roundup, Big Horn County, Montana." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 
 
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