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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 • LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD

Macy's: 1931

Macy's: 1931

New York circa 1931. "R.H. Macy & Co. Building, Broadway & 34th Street." The original "big box" retailer. Irving Underhill photo. View full size.

 

Do Not Touch: 1910

Do Not Touch: 1910

Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1910. "Vacuum Cleaning Company machine at DIC store." Steffano Webb Photographic Studio glass negative. View full size.

 

Wright Light: 1949

Wright Light: 1949

May 13, 1949. "Russel Wright, residence and business at 221 E. 48th Street, New York City. Showroom." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Choice Rooms: 1936

Choice Rooms: 1936

March 1936. "Low-cost housing. Saint Louis, Mo." Cigars and Coke not included. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

River Coal: 1910

River Coal: 1910

Circa 1910. "Coal barges at confluence of Allegheny and Monongahela rivers at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Chair Car: 1922

Chair Car: 1922

January 1922. Washington, D.C. "Man in three-wheeled vehicle." Which is, according to the nameplate, a ____G CAR. 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

Libby Prison: 1865

Libby Prison: 1865

April 1865. "Richmond, Virginia. Libby Prison." The infamous Confederate jail. Composite of two stereograph wet plate glass negatives. View full size.

 
 
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