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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 • WPA FIELD DAY, 1939

All Are Welcome: 1923

All Are Welcome: 1923

December 29, 1923. "Horse Christmas party, Animal Rescue League." Maybe a few days late for a Christmas party, but then again here we are showing up 92 years after the fact. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Olds à la Mode: 1924

Olds à la Mode: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Oldsmobile sedan." Ready to waft Milady to her club luncheon or favorite speakeasy. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Queen of Comedy: 1940s

Queen of Comedy: 1940s

Circa 1940s. "Joan Davis -- 'Fame' award." The radio star and early television comedienne who posthumously attained a new generation of fans with cable reruns in the 1980s of her ancient sitcom I Married Joan. 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy Publicity Archive. View full size.

 

Six-Step Program: 1947

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Six-Step Program: 1947

"Drunken women, NYC, 1947." Gelatin silver print by the pioneering photojournalist Ruth Orkin. View full size.

Our House: 1934

Our House: 1934

October 1934. "Children in front of their new home. Reedsville, West Virginia." Photo by Elmer Johnson for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Road to Nowhere: 1957

Road to Nowhere: 1957

Oakland or vicinity circa 1957. "Road construction accident." And yet another battered Buick. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Washington Gas Light: 1937

Washington Gas Light: 1937

Washington, D.C., 1937. "Washington Gas Light Co., 10th Street N.W." Current tenant: The FBI. 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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