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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 • THE PORT OF NEW YORK, c 1878

Park Avenue Noir: 1958

Park Avenue Noir: 1958

January 3, 1958. "Seagram Building. Night view, Park Avenue." Large-format acetate negative by Samuel H. Gottscho. View full size.

 

Radium Dancers: 1919

Radium Dancers: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Radium dance group." We'll bet they got glowing reviews. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Cat's Pajamas: 1914

The Cat's Pajamas: 1914

1914. "Cat in housedress costume at clothesline with basket of laundry." Felis domestica doesn't get much more domestic than this. Photo by that wittiest of Whittiers, Harry Whittier Frees. View full size.

 

The Natty Campers: 1905

The Natty Campers: 1905

New Zealand circa 1905. "Male youths outside tent, probably Christchurch district." Glass plate by Adam Maclay. View full size.

 

Having a Fit: 1949

Having a Fit: 1949

1949. "Sue Hughes, a traveling lingerie sales representative for the Formfit Company of Chicago, with store model checking fit." From photos by Stanley Kubrick and Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Traveling Saleswoman U.S.A." View full size.

Georgetown: 1901

Georgetown: 1901

"Clear Creek Cañon." Georgetown, Colorado, circa 1901. Famous for the Georgetown Loop, a narrow-gauge railroad visible in the distance. 8x10 glass plate by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Radio Nut: 1924

Radio Nut: 1924

June 1924. Washington, D.C. "Radio nut -- this set with everything necessary for receiving music and speech by radio has been put into a coconut shell. It was built by H. Zamora, a native of Manila, Philippine Islands." Marketing suggests we call this the iNut. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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