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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

Farm-to-Table: 1939

Farm-to-Table: 1939

November 1939. "Mrs. John Dixon cans an adequate supply of fruits and vegetables to give her family a balanced diet during the winter. Saint Charles County, Missouri." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Freeze Frame: 1940

Freeze Frame: 1940

January 1940. "Marion Post Wolcott [last seen here] with Ikoflex and Speed Graphic in hand in Montgomery County, Maryland." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

More Apple Candy: 1940

More Apple Candy: 1940

        An alternate view of the Apple Candy Texaco last seen here, along with a double exposure of what would have been the right edge of that photo if not for a film-loading glitch.

February 1940. "Gas station along Highway U.S. 50. Winchester, Virginia." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Apple Candy: 1940

Apple Candy: 1940

February 1940. "Gas station along Highway U.S. 50. Winchester, Virginia." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

Naked-Bulb Lunch: 1935

Naked-Bulb Lunch: 1935

April 1935. "Women volunteers preparing school lunch. Reedsville, West Virginia." Photo by Elmer S. Johnson for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Class Project: 1935

Class Project: 1935

April 1935. "Schoolchildren building houses. Reedsville, West Virginia." After recess, Billy will scour the playground for any stray tools or fingers. Photo by Elmer S. Johnson for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Severn Hall: 1907

Severn Hall: 1907

Circa 1907. "Severn Hall." A hotel in Wildwood, New Jersey. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cast of Characters: 1897

Cast of Characters: 1897

Brevard County, Florida, circa 1897. "Hotel Eau Gallie, Indian River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 
 
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