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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Darken My Door: 1943

Darken My Door: 1943

Circa 1943. "Civilian defense in the United States. Blackout measures." For the especially conscientious. Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Chicken in the Ruff: 1960

Chicken in the Ruff: 1960

        Extra credit assignment: Identify the cars. (The answers: 1960 Ford Starliner on the left; 1960 Studebaker Lark on the right.)

Spring 1960. "Efforts of John F. Kennedy's campaign team, including members of his family, in West Virginia during Kennedy's quest for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Includes brother Bob at a drive-in in Bluefield." From photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "The Kennedys: A Family Political Machine." 35mm negative. View full size.

 

VicPenn: 1943

VicPenn: 1943

March 1943. "New Orleans oil truck." Note the wings atop the tank. Medium format negative by John Vachon, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

J-Ride: 1950

J-Ride: 1950

Publicity photo from late 1950 for the Kaiser "Henry J," a small car (named after company chairman Henry J. Kaiser) that was a few years ahead of its time. By 1954, the Henry J had tootled off into oblivion. View full size.

 

Ritzy Picnic: 1952

Ritzy Picnic: 1952

"Lunch at Wild River, 1952." Linda and her mom, with Thermoses in triplicate. 35mm color slide from the "Linda" Kodachromes. View full size.

The Whiteboard Jungle: 1957

The Whiteboard Jungle: 1957

Circa 1957. "IBM Manufacturing and Administrative Center, Rochester, Minnesota. Cafeteria. Eero Saarinen, architect." Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

The Coalyard: 1920

The Coalyard: 1920

Washington, D.C, circa 1920. "Chesapeake & Potomac Coal Co. yards." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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