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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 • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

TWA: 1964

TWA: 1964

Circa 1964. "Trans World Airlines Terminal. Idlewild Airport, Queens, New York." Acetate negative by Balthazar Korab (1926-2013), Hungarian-born architectural photographer who documented the work of Eero Saarinen. View full size.

 

Motor Maid: 1962

Motor Maid: 1962

New Jersey, 1962. "People riding motorcycles, including members from various state chapters of the Motor Maids." Mom, could you drop me off a block from school? Photo by Bob Sandberg for Look magazine. View full size.

Five Ways of Going: 1908

Five Ways of Going: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "South facade, new Union Station." At least five modes of transportation represented in this detailed view. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dragnet: 1952

Dragnet: 1952

Los Angeles, 1952. Just the facts: "Actor/director Jack Webb on the set of the television show Dragnet." Photo by John Vachon for the Look magazine article "For Dragnet's Jack Webb, Crime Pays Off." View full size.

Edith and Pat: 19xx

Edith and Pat: 19xx

"Edith & Patricia on sofa - Houston." Another colorful slide from the Linda Kodachromes. Who can guess the year? [UPDATE: It's 1953.] View full size.

Kitchen Nightmare: 1937

Kitchen Nightmare: 1937

June 1937. "Child of Earl Taylor in kitchen of their home near Black River Falls, Wisconsin." Photo by Russell Lee, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Civil Union: 1860s

Civil Union: 1860s

"Two Civil War soldiers in Union uniforms in front of painted backdrop showing military camp scene." Quarter-plate tintype, hand colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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