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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Big John: 1953

Big John: 1953

1953. "Actor John Wayne in costume during filming of Hondo." Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine article "Big John." View full size.

 

Coal Wagon: 1928

Coal Wagon: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Consumers Co. coal truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sweater Set: 1942

Sweater Set: 1942

December 1942. "Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle. Production of B-17 'Flying Fortress' bombers. Routing and labeling electrical wires on template prior to installation." Photo by Andreas Feininger, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Starter House: 1939

Starter House: 1939

October 1939. "Home of one member of Ola self-help sawmill co-op, Gem County, Idaho. 'She likes to sit in the door and watch the geese'." Seen earlier here. Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Burn Less Money: 1905

Burn Less Money: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1905. "Summit Street." Home to cut-rate cigars and a bunch of bananas. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cat-Woman: 1914

Cat-Woman: 1914

May 12, 1914. "King, G., Miss, with Buzzer the cat. 135 E. 66th Street, New York City." Buzzer served as a prop in dozens of these portraits by Arnold Genthe. 5x7 glass negative, with much curlicue stippling. View full size.

 

Flying Fortress: 1942

Flying Fortress: 1942

December 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor. "Production. B-17 heavy bomber. A nearly complete B-17F 'Flying Fortress' at Boeing's Seattle plant." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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