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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

A Hidden Crime: 1904

A Hidden Crime: 1904

Detroit circa 1904. "Whitney Opera House." Now playing: Pauline Fletcher in the "sensational scenic melodrama A Hidden Crime." View full size.

 

War News: 1942

War News: 1942

August 1942. "New York. Chinese-American boy in his home in Flatbush." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

Fast Woman: 1908

Fast Woman: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Maycliffe, R., Miss." The Broadway ingenue Ruth Maycliffe. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Babes in Gatorland: 1968

Babes in Gatorland: 1968

Another shot from the collection of family photos I've been scanning for a friend - she's the little girl on the right, with her sister, grandmother and aunt. Orlando, Florida's Gatorland still exists, as does this toothy entrance. The blue cloud is the result of mold eating its way down to the blue layer of the emulsion of this unbranded color slide, processed in February 1968. View full size.

Parallel Pondering: 1942

Parallel Pondering: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Boys playing in wrecked houses on Independence Avenue across from the Smithsonian Institution." Large format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sidesaddle: 1929

Sidesaddle: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Motorcycle" is all it says on the label. This post marks the debut of our new Motorcycles tag. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Refugees: 1937

Refugees: 1937

Feb. 1937. "Refugees from the 1937 flood in their tent of the camp in Marianna, Arkansas." Photo by Edwin Locke, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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