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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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Milk and Cuties: 1951

Milk and Cuties: 1951

1951. Santa Barbara, California. "Lana Turner lunching by pool at the Coral Casino with daughter Cheryl Crane." Hollywood royalty, mingling with the hoi polloi. Color transparency by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

The Hamilton: 1908

The Hamilton: 1908

Circa 1908. "The Hamilton -- Daytona, Florida." What used to be called a "tourist home." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Happy Meals: 1943

Happy Meals: 1943

September 1943. "Restaurant sign on the bus route through Indiana to Chicago." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Miracle Worker: 1908

Miracle Worker: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Blind woman taking dictation on machine." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Peerless Vicksburg: 1909

Peerless Vicksburg: 1909

The Mississippi River circa 1909. "Vicksburg waterfront and sternwheeler Peerless." A segment from an alternate version of the panorama posted here yesterday. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

A Balanced Breakfast: 1942

A Balanced Breakfast: 1942

From 1942, our second glimpse of life in the Eddie South household as captured by photographer Albert Fenn. The bandleader in his New York domicile with a lady we presume to be Mrs. South. And, of course, coasters. View full size.

 

The Parapet: 1865

The Parapet: 1865

1865. Charleston, South Carolina. "Beacon on parapet of Fort Sumter." The light at the end of the charnel. Wet plate negative by Samuel A. Cooley. View full size.

 
 
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