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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 • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

China Clipper: 1936

China Clipper: 1936

July 22, 1936. "Aerial view of Pan American Airways 'China Clipper' (Martin M130 Flying Boat) over San Francisco with Coit Memorial Tower at left. Clyde H. Sunderland, commercial and aerial photographs, Oakland, Calif." View full size.

 

Bobby Sox Brigade: 1942

Bobby Sox Brigade: 1942

July 1942. "East Montpelier, Vermont. Marilyn Ormsbee, in striped dress (last seen here), is president of her 4-H Club, the Montpelier Center Girls, where she learns how to sew and cook economically and well." Medium format negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mad Men: 1943

Mad Men: 1943

March 1943. "New York, New York. Madison Avenue on a rainy day." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Special Pleating: 1941

Special Pleating: 1941

January 1941. "Old buildings in New Orleans." Custom Buttons and "Sandwiches of All Kind." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

The Brunswick: 1906

The Brunswick: 1906

"Hotel Brunswick, Boston." The final installment of today's 1906 trilogy. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Boston Bathers: 1906

Boston Bathers: 1906

1906. "Bathing at City Point, South Boston, Mass." Hey, kid. Put on a shirt! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Burn Zone: 1906

Burn Zone: 1906

"Van Ness Avenue -- limit of fire, San Francisco." Aftermath of the devastating earthquake of April 1906. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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