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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 • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Hackensack Bride: 1959

Hackensack Bride: 1959

October 23, 1959. "Bloomingdale's, Hackensack, New Jersey. Green Room, Sutton Place. Raymond Loewy, client." Where all those Stepford Wives got their start. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Whorls and Ridges: 1925

Whorls and Ridges: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Justice Department, Nat'l. Bureau of Identification." Filing fingerprints at the forerunner of today's FBI. View full size.

 

Chipso Kids: 1937

Chipso Kids: 1937

March 1937. "Scott's Run, West Virginia. Pursglove No. 2 coal mine. Scene taken from main highway shows company store and typical hillside camp." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine, three years before his death. View full size.

 

G-Man Jr.: 1917

G-Man Jr.: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Hoover, John Edgar." The future head of the FBI in his early 20s. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Stage Door: 1956

Stage Door: 1956

May 27, 1956. Dayton, Ohio. Elvis Presley with his cousin Gene Smith backstage at the University of Dayton field house, on the threshold of superstardom. 35mm negative by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Railroad Pageant: 1939

Railroad Pageant: 1939

May 27, 1939. "New York World's Fair, railroad pageant. Final curtain, locomotives." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

St. Patrick's Cathedral: 1907

St. Patrick's Cathedral: 1907

New York circa 1907. "Interior of St. Patrick's Cathedral." Faith and Begorrah! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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