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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 • DON'T GUM UP A BOOK, 1930s

Carnival of Fire: 1905

Carnival of Fire: 1905

Atlantic City circa 1905. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk." Where the diversions include shooting flames, rolling chairs and "social drama." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Milkmobile: 1943

The Milkmobile: 1943

June 1943. Bryn Mawr, Pa. Our second visit with Mrs. Helen Joyce, "one of the many women who now work for the Supplee-Wills-Jones Milk Co." Piloting a little Walker electric delivery van. Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Doppelginger: 1952

Doppelginger: 1952

July 1952. "Photographs show models posed leaning shoulders against mirrors, resulting in reflected images. Includes women wearing furs and jewels; various hairstyles." Color transparency by Louis Faurer for the Look magazine assignment "Reflected Beauty: Hair Now Gets Double Exposure." View full size.

 

Halloween Hall: 1942

Halloween Hall: 1942

June 6, 1942. "Indiana Union Building, Indiana University, Bloomington. Lounge I." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

General Headquarters: 1864

General Headquarters: 1864

1864. "Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. Headquarters of Gen. Benjamin Butler." Future congressman and governor of Massachusetts. Wet plate glass negative from the Civil War Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Tipping Point: 1922

Tipping Point: 1922

November 1922. Washington, D.C. "Auto wreck." Who'll be first to pinpoint the intersection? National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Troll Hole: 1939

Troll Hole: 1939

1939. "Georgia Central Railway Bridge, Railroad Street, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Schwab and Mueller, engineers, 1848-1858." Another view of the span seen here. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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