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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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Sisters of the Sun: 1929

Sisters of the Sun: 1929

Circa 1929. "Unidentified women, possibly Elizabeth Duncan dancers." The gauzy harbingers of Spring. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

The New Chevrolet: 1957

The New Chevrolet: 1957

October 1957. "Assembly line with 1958 Chevrolets." 35mm Kodachrome by Phillip Harrington, one of 1,200 photos taken for the Look magazine assignment "GM's 50 Years of Men, Money and Motors." View full size.

 

Alley Dwelling: 1935

Alley Dwelling: 1935

1935. Washington, D.C. "Alley dwelling. The clutter of filth, debris and tin cans all have highly utilitarian purposes. [Whatever that means.] Many of the houses are without gas, water, or electric connections." A Harris & Ewing photo from the mid-1930s, using what by then was the anachronistic medium of the 4x5 glass negative, but with subject matter that was on the cutting edge of what was being documented by the Federal Government's various New Deal (Farm Security Administration, etc.) photographic efforts. View full size.

 

Point Lookout: 1863

Point Lookout: 1863

Circa 1863. "Union officer at Point Lookout, Tennessee, with cavalry saber." Quarter-plate tintype, hand-colored, by Royan and James Birney Linn, brothers from Ohio following the Army of the Cumberland. After the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge they set up a studio near Point Lookout. Liljenquist Family Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

State Police: 1940

State Police: 1940

July 1940. "New Mexico State Police at Fiesta parade." Our second look at the festivities in Old Santa Fe. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Drugstore Noir: 1940

Drugstore Noir: 1940

July 1940. "Street scene at the fiesta in Santa Fe, New Mexico." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Milwaukee Modern: 1963

Milwaukee Modern: 1963

Circa 1963. "Milwaukee Art Museum (War Memorial Center), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1952-57. Eero Saarinen, architect." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 
 
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