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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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Chair Car: 1922

Chair Car: 1922

January 1922. Washington, D.C. "Man in three-wheeled vehicle." Which is, according to the nameplate, a ____G CAR. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

Libby Prison: 1865

Libby Prison: 1865

April 1865. "Richmond, Virginia. Libby Prison." The infamous Confederate jail. Composite of two stereograph wet plate glass negatives. View full size.

 

Meet the Seegers: 1921

Meet the Seegers: 1921

TRAVEL AND LIVE
IN AN AUTOMOBILE

Charles Seeger, Wife and Three
Sons See World While
Living Outdoors

LIKE WANDERING MINSTRELS

Click here for the rest of the story.

May 1921. Washington, D.C. "Professor Charles Seeger, a composer, is a brother of Alan Seeger, the war poet. His wife is a distinguished violinist." Little Pete Seeger, 2 years old, and family along with their camping rig, last seen here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Made It Myself: 1922

Made It Myself: 1922

June 17, 1922. "Washington Advertising Club bathing costume contest at Tidal Basin." Our second look at the stylish entry of Miss Anna Niebel, the "former Follies girl" who took first place. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Royal Spartanette: 1952

Royal Spartanette: 1952

Sept. 1952. "Rolling homes." Kodachrome from photos by Charlotte Brooks and Bob Lerner for the Look magazine assignment "Trailer Story." View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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