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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 • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Bethlehem-Fairfield: 1943

Bethlehem-Fairfield: 1943

May 1943. "Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore. 'Liberty ship' cargo transports." Photo by Arthur Siegel, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Futurama: 1963

Futurama: 1963

New York circa 1963. "Trans World Airlines Terminal, Idlewild Airport. Eero Saarinen, architect." Photo by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Iron Butterfly: 1943

Iron Butterfly: 1943

March 1943. Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Lifting an engine to be carried to another part of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe shops for wheeling." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ivy Ambulance: 1919

Ivy Ambulance: 1919

Circa 1919. "Red Cross ambulances at Washington Monument." Courtesy of Yale and Harvard, which had the better letterer. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Maccabees of the World: 1910

Maccabees of the World: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Knights of the Maccabees, Woodward Avenue." Watch your step, and "Keys at Corner." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Vesuvius Amoco: 1956

Vesuvius Amoco: 1956

Vesuvius, Virginia, 1956. "Sometimes the electricity fails." Gelatin silver print by Ogle Winston Link, pioneer of the photographic genre that might be called rail noir. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. View full size.

So You Want to Get Married

So You Want to Get Married

April 1938. "Magazine advertisements. Washington, D.C." Teasers for the latest in titillating periodicals. Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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