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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 • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Palm Gardens: 1912

Palm Gardens: 1912

Miami circa 1912. "Car'Dale Tower and landing, head of navigation, Miami River." At left, the Musa Isle Fruit Farm, also known as Richardson Grove. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Belles-Motors: 1924

Belles-Motors: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Buick sedan at Lafayette Park -- costumes." If only some of that style would rub off on the car. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Don't Go There: 1937

Don't Go There: 1937

April 1937. Shawneetown, Illinois. "An old residence near the levee after the flood." Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Manhattan: 1942

Manhattan: 1942

September 1942. "New York, New York. Looking west from the 17th Street station at the Third Avenue elevated railway as a train leaves on the local track." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Cautious Commuter: 1942

The Cautious Commuter: 1942

September 1942. "New York, New York. Waiting for the Third Avenue elevated railway at East 89th Street about 8:45 a.m." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pioneer Park: 1929

Pioneer Park: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Franklin sedan at Pioneer Park, Telegraph Hill." The view-blocking "funeral urn" balustrade, like the Franklin, proved unpopular with motorists and soon vanished. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Andy at Home: 1962

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Andy at Home: 1962

May 16, 1962. "Television actor Andy Griffith at his summer home on Roanoke Island, N.C. Photos show Griffith hugging and roughhousing with wife Barbara; at home with children Dixie and Sam, and others; with family on the beach near Albermarle Sound; deep sea fishing in the Sound; hunting with his dog; playing guitar and bass horn; plowing his field; speaking at a local beauty contest(?); signing autographs for fans; visiting the jail at Manteo, N.C." 35mm negative by Bob Sandberg for the Look magazine assignment "Andy Griffith: Sheriff of Mayberry." View full size.

Powder Play: 1939

Powder Play: 1939

Oct. 14, 1939. "Hit that line, coed! Captain Alice Shanks, carrying football, running behind good interference as the young women from Western State College staged their annual Powder Bowl game on a mountain gridiron in Gunnison, Colorado." New York World-Telegram and Sun Newspaper Photo Collection. View full size.

 
 
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