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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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Drink Gluek: 1940

Drink Gluek: 1940

October 1940. "Beer signs on truck. Little Falls, Minnesota." Gluek's and Grain Belt on tap. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Hyphen House: 1939

Hyphen House: 1939

1939. "Williams-Reid-Macon House (Dr. Gideon Hunt Macon), Airlie vicinity, Halifax County, North Carolina." Seen earlier here from a different vantage. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

DeLovely: 1904

DeLovely: 1904

Florida circa 1904. "DeLeon Springs near DeLand." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Order Online: 1941

Order Online: 1941

July 1941. "Operator taking telephone orders at the Crowley-Milner department store, Detroit." Continuing this series by Arthur Siegel. View full size.

 

Daughters of Pocahontas: 1927

Daughters of Pocahontas: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Mrs. Horne -- Waneta Council No. 6, D of P." The Degree of Pocahontas, a.k.a. Daughters of Pocahontas, was the ladies' auxiliary of the Improved Order of Red Men, a Masonic fraternal organization for white people who liked to dress up as Native Americans. View full size.

 

First the Shoes: 1941

First the Shoes: 1941

July 1941. "Detroit, Michigan. Head of the art department with new model at the Crowley-Milner department store." Booting from the desktop. Large format nitrate negative by Arthur Siegel, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fountain Service: 1940

Fountain Service: 1940

November 1940. Taftville, Connecticut. An uncaptioned shot by Jack Delano taken from the grounds of the Penomah Mills factory. Note the Coke sign. Archie and Betty no doubt somewhere nearby. 35mm nitrate negative. View full size.

 
 
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