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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 • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

Dish Network: 1931

Dish Network: 1931

Washington, D.C., 1931. "National Broadcasting Co." A parabolic microphone, maybe, or high-tech salad bowl. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Crescent Limited: 1926

Crescent Limited: 1926

Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1926. "American Locomotive Co. -- Southern R.R. Crescent Limited 1396." Seen here from the other side, with more info in the comments. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Juvenile Footwear: 1955

Juvenile Footwear: 1955

April 16, 1955. "Children's shoes, Lord & Taylor. Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Raymond Loewy Associates." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Ambler Rambler: 1907

Ambler Rambler: 1907

Cleveland circa 1907. "Drive leading to Ambler's Heights." Slow down, and mind the dust. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Bustling Cleveland: 1911

Bustling Cleveland: 1911

Cleveland, Ohio, in 1911. "Euclid Avenue." Painless dentists and quick-service lunchrooms in easy walking distance. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Cat Wedding: 1914

Cat Wedding: 1914

1914. "Kittens in costume as bride and groom, being married by third kitten in ecclesiastical garb." Holy catrimony! Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Keeping a Low Profile: 1948

Keeping a Low Profile: 1948

1948. Mooseheart, Illinois. "Activities at Mooseheart orphanage. High school boy and girl in their Cadet Corps uniforms." And their chaperone. Kodachrome by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine. View full size.

 
 
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