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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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A Walk on the Water: 1907

A Walk on the Water: 1907

New York circa 1907. "Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Traffic Ahead: 1901

Traffic Ahead: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Woodward and Farnsworth Avenues." The future Motor City on the cusp of the Motor Century. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Flowers for Rose: 1950

Flowers for Rose: 1950

May 1950. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Torr [client]. Funeral flowers." Rose Bell Torr in repose. Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

Summer Games: 1938

Summer Games: 1938

Summer 1938. "New York street scene -- boys playing." Photo by Jack Allison for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Barnyard Buddies: 1936

Barnyard Buddies: 1936

December 1936. "William Helmke farm near Dickens, Iowa." Kittycat and Piglet sharing a Mulesicle. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Untouchable: 1960

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Untouchable: 1960

1960. "Robert Stack in his role as Eliot Ness on the television program The Untouchables." Photo by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine article "How 'The Untouchables' Hypoed TV's Crime Wave." View full size.

 

Re-THINK: 1956

Re-THINK: 1956

1956. "IBM Manufacturing and Administrative Center, Rochester, Minn. Eero Saarinen, architect." Another perspective on the desk seen here, now with a view of the parking lot. Kodachrome by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 
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