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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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Nitro Express: 1939

Nitro Express: 1939

October 1939. "Post office in the general store. Lamoille, Iowa." Let's see now. Stamps, ammo, and a case of Iten-Barmettler, please! Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Batteries to Bananas: 1939

Batteries to Bananas: 1939

October 1939. "Grinding coffee. General store selling everything from batteries to bananas in Lamoille, Iowa." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

May 1943. "Spring pulpwood drive on the Brown Company timber holdings in Maine. Woodsmen's bunkhouse radio provides the only direct contact between the woods and the outside world. Evenings in the bunkhouse, the woodsmen can hear the news, mend ripped pants, rest their feet after 13 hours in wet or stiff working boots." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lamoille Depot: 1939

Lamoille Depot: 1939

October 1939. "Railroad station. Lamoille, Iowa." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Train Wreck: 1900

Train Wreck: 1900

1897-1901. "Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton R.R. train wreck below Dayton, Ohio." 4x5 glass negative attributed to Wilbur and/or Orville Wright. View full size.

 

Standard Service: 1939

Standard Service: 1939

October 1939. "Lamoille, Iowa. A village consisting of a few houses, general store, and railroad station." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Style Shop: 1939

Style Shop: 1939

October 1939. "Store on main street. Grundy Center, Iowa." The Eggleston-Grundy Style Shop on G Avenue, to be exact. Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Watched Pot: 1942

A Watched Pot: 1942

March 1942. Washington, D.C. "Teacher supervises the cooking of dinner by her maid. Negro home on the outskirts of the city which is owned by a doctor whose wife teaches in a Negro grammar school." Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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