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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 • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, 1930s

A Ton of Bricks: 1904

A Ton of Bricks: 1904

Circa 1904. "The Philadelphia Bourse, Fourth and Ranstead Sts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sound Your Sparton: 1918

Sound Your Sparton: 1918

California in 1918. "Chalmers touring car on dunes." Along with a reminder from the Sparton auto-accessories company to sound your horn -- branding disguised as a safety message. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Behind the Gray Door: 1925

Behind the Gray Door: 1925

New Orleans circa 1925. "View of a courtyard." Evidently the rear entrance to Club Firestone. Note the zigzag extension of the downspout under the patio flags. Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Minor Medical: 1926

Minor Medical: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Eastern Dispensary, Casualty Hospital." Where they'll fix you up good as new. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Gurley-Lord: 1929

Gurley-Lord: 1929

"Gurley-Lord service station, San Francisco, 1929." One of eight 8x10 negatives showing rubber-related activities at Goodyear tire dealers. View full size.

 

Teeter Tot: 1937

Teeter Tot: 1937

May 1937. "One of Max Sparks' children playing on homemade teeter-totter near Long Lake, Wisconsin." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Garden of Grace: 1951

Garden of Grace: 1951

"Grace's flowers -- 18 Sept 1951." In this latest episode of Minnesota Koda­chromes the outlook is, regardless of the weather, Sunny and Warm. Color slide by Hubert Tuttle of his lovely wife and her beautiful flowers. View full size.

A Schuss in the Woods: 1967

A Schuss in the Woods: 1967

Denver socialite Ann Bonfoey Taylor with her oilman husband Vernon "Moose" Taylor and their sons among the aspens at the Vail ski resort in 1967. Medium-format negative by Toni Frissell for Vogue magazine. View full size.

 
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