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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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Apartment D: 1949

Apartment D: 1949

May 13, 1949. "Russel Wright, residence and business at 221 E. 48th Street, New York. Apartment D, view towards bookshelves." Abode of the ceramic design guru. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Toys & Fancy Goods: 1896

Toys & Fancy Goods: 1896

"Elson chemist and Dutton bookshop on Courtenay Place, Wellington, between 1896 and 1897." Glass negative by Frederick James Halse. View full size.

 

Rosie the Router: 1942

Rosie the Router: 1942

December 1942. "Mary Miller, operator of a router at the Boeing plant in Seattle, drills holes in a part for a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber. The Flying Fortress, a four-engine heavy bomber capable of flying at high altitudes, has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Moldy Manse: 1937

Moldy Manse: 1937

New Orleans, 1937. "Le Pretre Mansion, 716 Dauphine Street, built 1835-6. Joseph Saba house." Our third look at the so-called Sultan's Palace. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Mexican Holiday: 1953

Mexican Holiday: 1953

Circa 1953. "Actress Audrey Hepburn with dining companion in Mexico." From photos by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Main Street: 1907

Main Street: 1907

Circa 1907. "Main Street, Rochester, N.Y." At left, the renowned Hotel Eggleston. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Frosty the Brakeman: 1943

Frosty the Brakeman: 1943

January 1943. Chicago, Illinois. "Freight operations on the Indiana Harbor Belt railroad between Chicago and Hammond, Indiana. The Chicago & North Western Railroad yard." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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