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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 • 1940 PACKARD SUPER-8

Gingerbread Inn: 1905

Gingerbread Inn: 1905

Massachusetts circa 1905. "Nantasket Beach casino (formerly Hotel Nantasket)." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

World's Fair: 1940

World's Fair: 1940

The General Motors Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1940. One of a series of Kodachromes taken by my great-grandfather, who was a photofinisher in Washington, D.C. View full size.

The Pamphlet: 1922

The Pamphlet: 1922

Easter and Holy Week in Washington, D.C., 1922. "Group of pages." Plus an usher. 4x5 inch glass negative from the Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Nut Noir: 1947

Nut Noir: 1947

New York circa 1947. "National Peanut Corp. store on Broadway -- Mr. Peanut sign and Embassy Newsreel Theatre." Our second look at this dapper and luminous legume. 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 

Aquacade Motorcade: 1940

Aquacade Motorcade: 1940

San Francisco, 1940. Latest entry from the General Motors promotional file: "Pontiacs at Golden Gate International Exposition. Billy Rose Aquacade." 8x10 film negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Santa Fe Flagman: 1943

Santa Fe Flagman: 1943

March 1943. "Baring, Missouri. A flagman returning to a train on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad about to start, after having taken on coal and water." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Captain Jack: 1915

Captain Jack: 1915

Oct. 13, 1915. "Crawford, Jack, Captain, in costume." John Wallace "Captain Jack" Crawford, celebrated Wild West storyteller and "Poet Scout" of the Civil War, two years before his death. 5x7 glass negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 
 
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