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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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Solid Cincinnati: 1912

Solid Cincinnati: 1912

Cincinnati circa 1912. "Main Street from Fountain Square." With a nice view of the Blymyer Building. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Working Lunch: 1910

Working Lunch: 1910

Circa 1910. "Lunch hour on the docks -- Jacksonville, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Davy Crockett: 1955

Davy Crockett: 1955

May 1955. "Actor Fess Parker on a 22 city promotional tour as Davy Crockett. Includes public appearances at department stores." From photos by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Meet Davy Crockett." View full size.

Rags, Bones, Bottles

Rags, Bones, Bottles

Circa 1920. "Unidentified buildings, possibly movie set, associated with Famous Players-Lasky." This seriously askew alleyway has a Dickensian-Disneyesque vibe. (Also: "I love Myrtle.") Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Allwite Morning: 1942

Allwite Morning: 1942

September 1942. "New York. Third Avenue elevated railway station in the Seventies at 8:30 a.m." America's Favorite at the "Guess It" scales. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Little Pete: 1921

Little Pete: 1921

    Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94

May 23, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Professor Charles Louis Seeger and family." Charles Seeger, wife Constance Edson Seeger and their 2-year-old son Pete, of future folkie fame. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Join Us: 1942

Join Us: 1942

December 1942. "New York. Corset display at R.H. Macy & Co. department store during the week before Christmas." Behold the $12.29 "average figure" corselette. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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