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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 • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

Tierra del Fuego: 1900

Tierra del Fuego: 1900

Circa 1900. "The beach at Old Orchard, Maine -- Ocean Pier and Hotel Velvet." Which, following the curiously inevitable destiny of beach resorts surrounded by ashtray-grade sand and literal oceans of water, "burned like oil" in the Great Fire of 1907. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Going Alone: 1907

Going Alone: 1907

Chicago circa 1907. "Illinois Central Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Hans Behm for Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Camo Cabin: 1918

Camo Cabin: 1918

The Pacific Northwest circa 1918. "Kissel Military Highway Scout Kar, America's first camouflaged automobile," seen earlier here, here and here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Fantasy Island: 1932

Fantasy Island: 1932

April 4, 1932. "New York city views. Lower Manhattan from foot of Brooklyn Bridge." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Bus Boy: 1943

Bus Boy: 1943

September 1943. Washington Court House, Ohio. "Boy who rides to and from school daily on a Greyhound bus waiting outside the depot." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Men of Action: 1942

Men of Action: 1942

May 1942. "Amusement park in Southington, Connecticut." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Steamboat Gothic: 1938

Steamboat Gothic: 1938

1938. " 'San Francisco,' Reserve vicinity, St. John Parish, Louisiana. Steamboat Gothic circa 1850." 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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