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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Park Terminal: 1943

Park Terminal: 1943

April 1943. "Baltimore, Maryland. Trolleys inside the Park Terminal at night." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ashcan School: 1938

Ashcan School: 1938

Spring 1938. "Cambridge, Massachusetts. Historical marker with trash cans." Medium format negative by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

Bones: 1938

Bones: 1938

Circa 1938. "Philadelphia. Window of a medical supply house near Market and Twenty-Third Street." Photo by Paul Vanderbilt. View full size.

 

The Commercial Vampire: 1898

The Commercial Vampire: 1898

For your Halloween enjoyment we present "The Commercial Vampire," a Leon Barritt cartoon from the July 20, 1898, issue of Vim, a short-lived satirical weekly published in New York. Painting department stores as bloodthirsty predators of small independent businesses, the same argument made today in some quarters against giant retailers like Wal-Mart and Amazon. View full size.

 

Metropolis in Ruins: 1906

Metropolis in Ruins: 1906

"Panorama from roof of Ferry P.O., San Francisco." Aftermath of the April 1906 earthquake and fire. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Can We Go Home Now?

Can We Go Home Now?

Circa 1890s New Zealand. "Carte de visite portrait, Maori woman and child from Hawkes Bay." Glass negative, Samuel Carnell studio, Napier. View full size.

 

Goggles Girl: 1942

Goggles Girl: 1942

        This young lady is training to work on the assembly line of one of our great war plants. In preparation for this task, she devotes six nights a week to a WPA vocational training school where experienced instructors show her the technique of modern welding.

July 1942. "Work Projects Administration vocational school in Washington, D.C." Photo by Howard Liberman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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