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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 • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Last Call: 1937

Last Call: 1937

August 1937. "Abandoned saloon. Winton, Minnesota." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Incognito: 1920

Incognito: 1920

"San Francisco, 1920. Hudson touring car." Owned by F.W.P., idling in front of the imposing edifice at 1150 Anonymous Avenue. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

To the Rescue: 1892

To the Rescue: 1892

Circa 1892. "Woman diving from pier." Albumen print from "J.S. Johnston's series of American stereoscopic views," 1889-1892. View full size.

 

Plush Life: 1956

Plush Life: 1956

May 1956. Memphis, Tennessee. "Elvis Presley at home with stuffed animals." 35mm negative from photos by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "Elvis Presley -- He Can't Be -- But He Is." View full size.

Hotel Ste. Claire: 1906

Hotel Ste. Claire: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Hotel Ste. Claire, Randolph and Monroe streets." Completed 1893, razed in the 1930s. Note signs advertising CHOP SUEY and CHOP SOY. Panorama made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

Maplewood House: 1908

Maplewood House: 1908

New Hampshire circa 1908. "Maplewood House, Bethlehem, White Mountains." Completed in 1876, this first-class New England resort burned to the ground in 1963. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Branch Campus: 1900

Branch Campus: 1900

From somewhere in New England circa 1900 comes the final plate from our recent batch of serious-looking class photos, this group being particularly well camouflaged with greenery. 5x8 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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