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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 • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

A Taller Baller: 1928

A Taller Baller: 1928

Washington, D.C. "Dunn, G.U. '28." Georgetown University forward John Dunn. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

New York: 1943

New York: 1943

May 1943. "Woman and her dog in the Harlem section." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

KP Cutups: 1943

KP Cutups: 1943

August 1943. Arden, N.Y. "Interracial activities at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp service. Campers help with the kitchen work." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Six Shooters: 1921

Six Shooters: 1921

Washington, D.C. "War Risk Insurance basketball team, 1921." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Federal Building: 1905

The Federal Building: 1905

Indianapolis circa 1905. "Federal Building (Courthouse & Post Office), Ohio Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Conversation: 1905

The Conversation: 1905

Circa 1905. "On the grounds of Kittatinny House, Delaware Water Gap, Penn­syl­vania." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1938

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1938

September 1938. "Children of coal miners. Scotts Run, West Virginia." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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