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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 • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Sawdust in Her Hair: 1943

Sawdust in Her Hair: 1943

June 1943. "Turkey Pond, near Concord, New Hampshire. Women workers employed by a Department of Agriculture timber salvage sawmill. 18-year-old 'pit-woman' Norma Webber [last seen here] agrees with her sister that sawmill work is harder than working in a laundry, but it isn't so tedious, and is easier on the nerves." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Farmer's Quarters: 1937

The Farmer's Quarters: 1937

September 1937. Koochiching County, Minnesota. "Farmhouse on cut-over land near Northome." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Modish Motorist: 1927

Modish Motorist: 1927

San Francisco, 1927. "Hudson sedan, palace grounds." Car and driver both stylishly upholstered. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

This Old New House: 1900

This Old New House: 1900

From around 1900 we bring you someone's new house in the vicinity of Stafford, Connecticut. Fancy millwork abounds! 5x8 glass negative. View full size.

 

Full Service: 1937

Full Service: 1937

July 1937. "Mayflower Accessories & Garage Co. service station, 17th and L streets N.W." The Washington, D.C., petroleum buffet previously seen here, here, here and here. Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Snoopy for President: 1968

Snoopy for President: 1968

June 1968. "Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz reclining outside next to cutouts of his Peanuts comic strip characters carrying political campaign signs." History records one Richard Milhous Nixon as the victor in this particular electoral contest. From photos by Douglas Jones for Look magazine. View full size.

Club of Jacks: 1937

Club of Jacks: 1937

August 1937. "Steam baths are very popular among the lumberjacks near Craig­ville, Minnesota." After your schvitz, try the Tobacco Lunch. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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