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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 • BUENOS AIRES, c. 1950

The Golden Hour: 1952

The Golden Hour: 1952

"Shepherd of the Hills country - 7 Oct 1952." In this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes, Grace and Sally take a walk in the Missouri Ozarks. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

 

Manhattan: 1932

Manhattan: 1932

1932. "New York City views, skyline." Front-and-center is our old friend the Flatiron Building. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

The Turkish Castle: 1935

The Turkish Castle: 1935

Circa 1935. "Palmyra (Tadmur, Syria). The Turkish castle. Kala'at Ibn Na'an." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Silvester, the Cat: 1913

Silvester, the Cat: 1913

March 3, 1913. "Miss Marjorie Silvester and Buzzer the cat." Favored furry prop in the portrait studio of Arnold Genthe. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fringe Group: 1917

Fringe Group: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Dulin & Martin Co. lamps." Back when fringed shades were the thing. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Harbor Springs: 1906

Harbor Springs: 1906

Michigan circa 1906. "Harbor Springs and Harbor Point, Little Traverse Bay." Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

Joan Rivers: 1933-2014

Joan Rivers: 1933-2014

October 1968. From photographs by John Shearer for the Look magazine assignment "Rivers Delivers" -- "Comedienne Joan Rivers performing at clubs and on her television program That Show. Includes Rivers with guests; talking to audience members; with Johnny Carson; having makeup and hair done before performance. Also at home with husband Edgar Rosenberg and baby daughter Melissa; shopping in New York City." Click for Slideshow (17 images).

Leafy Enclave: 1906

Leafy Enclave: 1906

1906. "Cottages at Harbor Springs, Michigan." The resort community in its early years. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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