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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 • TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT, WWII

Well Oiled: 1943

Well Oiled: 1943

June 1943. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Miss Natalie O'Donald, service-station attendant at the Atlantic Refining Company garages." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War Risk: 1923

War Risk: 1923

        The Bureau of War Risk Insurance, a World War I agency that over the past century morphed into the Department of Veterans Affairs, which still occupies this building. Plus ça change ...

Washington, D.C., 1923. "War Risk Bureau, Vermont Avenue and I Street N.W." 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Goals: 1918

Goals: 1918

July 1918. "Alex, a 14-year-old working boy in St. Etienne, France, was found intently studying the playground model at the Children's Welfare Exhibit of the American Red Cross. He has been working since 11 years of age, and said: 'On account of the high cost of living, I now get four and a half francs a day'." 5x7 inch glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine for the American Red Cross. View full size.

 

Memphis Trust: 1906

Memphis Trust: 1906

1906. "Memphis Trust Building, Main Street." Completed 1904, and then doubled in width 10 years later. Now an apartment building. View full size.

 

Municipal Angels: 1906

Municipal Angels: 1906

1906. "City Hall -- Vicksburg, Mississippi." The building still stands, although the angels have flown. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Tire Jockey: 1943

Tire Jockey: 1943

June 1943. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Miss Natalie O'Donald, service station attendant at an Atlantic Refining Company garage." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Carved in Stone: 1923

Carved in Stone: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Union Station." You'll come for the trains but stay for the sculpture. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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