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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

The Daily Planet: 1934

The Daily Planet: 1934

June 21-26, 1934. "Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln. General view from university, a.m." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Watering Hole: 1864

Watering Hole: 1864

1864. Fredericksburg, Virginia. "Army of the Potomac soldiers drawing from a well, filling their water cart." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

South From Chestnut: 1910

South From Chestnut: 1910

Circa 1910. "High Street south from Chestnut, Columbus, Ohio." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Voice of Authority: 1936

Voice of Authority: 1936

Washington, D.C., circa 1936. "Hard, William." Newsman, radio commentator and, later, Reader's Digest editor. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Road Tripping: 1952

Road Tripping: 1952

"6 Oct 1952. Clara & Grace at chenille & souvenir shop south of _______ ." We're back with Hubert and Grace on their road trip from Minnesota, the day before our previous photo was made at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Where are we now? 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle; paint by Dr. Seuss. View full size.

Greyhound Garage: 1943

Greyhound Garage: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Removing a tire from a bus at the Greyhound garage." Office of War Information photo by Esther Bubley, that amanuensis of the motorcoach, whose hundreds of bus images rival Jack Delano's train photos in their breadth and number. View full size.

 

Winter Quarters: 1864

Winter Quarters: 1864

1864-65. "13th New York Heavy Artillery, Winter Quarters, Petersburg, Va." Wet plate glass negative, Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Surfside One: 1908

Surfside One: 1908

Miami circa 1908. "Cocoanut trees along the docks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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