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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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On the Ropes: 1910

On the Ropes: 1910

Circa 1910. "Surf bathers at crowded beach, possibly Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Road of the Streamliners: 1939

Road of the Streamliners: 1939

"Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939. Transportation hall." Exhibits by General Motors and Union Pacific dominate this view, with TWA, Greyhound and Santa Fe also showing up. 8x10 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Miss Fisher Body: 1939

Miss Fisher Body: 1939

July 8, 1939. "Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco -- General Motors Day badge held by Miss Fisher Body." Whose parts all seem to fit unusually well. 8x10 negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Honolulu Clipper: 1939

Honolulu Clipper: 1939

Aug. 28, 1939. "Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco. General Motors exhibit of GMC trucks with Pan American Airways Clipper Ship at Treasure Island. Bay Bridge in background." The Boeing 314 flying boat Honolulu Clipper. 8x10 Agfa negative from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Company B: 1920

Company B: 1920

Circa 1920. "V.P.I. Cadet Company 'B'." The men of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Flame War: 1905

Flame War: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Fighting the Flames, Dreamland, Coney Island." The exterior of this thrilling attraction. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

At Your Call: 1948

At Your Call: 1948

New York circa 1948. "WCBS broadcast studios, 49 East 52nd Street." 4x5 inch acetate negative by John M. Fox, whom we get to see on both sides of the lens in this unusual and presumably accidental selfie. View full size.

 

Still Running: 1921

Still Running: 1921

San Francisco, 1921. "Antique Cadillacs -- still running." On the left, a 1902 Cadillac that's nineteen years old, if you can believe it. Next to mere sixteener with 200k miles on the clock that seems to be in far worse shape. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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