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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

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.

 

A Pretty Grille: 1941

A Pretty Grille: 1941

San Francisco, 1941. "Pontiacs being unloaded from freight cars." Slathered with chrome. 8x10 Eastman Kodak Safety Film negative. View full size.

 

All the Allens: 1937

All the Allens: 1937

        Black River Falls (vicinity), Wisconsin. April-June 1937. Photographs show families who live on small farms in cut-over areas. Dilapidated log cabins and shacks; interior details. Poor families; Bohemian farm families. Few scenes in town.

June 1937. "Ray Allen family near Black River Falls, Wisconsin." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Grande Auto: 1958

Grande Auto: 1958

A Kodachrome slide I acquired, showing a car dealer somewhere in Ontario, Canada, circa 1958. I've tried to find the exact location. Another picture shows the crossing with Eastville Avenue. View full size.

Family Farmers: 1936

Family Farmers: 1936

December 1936. "William Helmke, wife, baby, and brother live in one-room shack on ninety-acre farm near Dickens, Iowa, owned by lawyer." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

High-Minded: 1935

High-Minded: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "NO CAPTION (man at desk with proposal for Jefferson Memorial)." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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