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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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Fish Grotto: 1957

Fish Grotto: 1957

Bernstein's Fish Grotto restaurant on Powell Street in San Francisco in 1957. I like the building facade; when someone said "take a bow," Bernstein's took it literally! Color slide by my father. View full size.

Mobile P.O.: 1923

Mobile P.O.: 1923

May 25, 1923. "Shrine post office." Set up for the big convention of Masonic orders held that year in Washington, D.C. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Starting Over: 1936

Starting Over: 1936

July 1936. "South Dakota drought refugees in Montana." Medium-format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Yakima Belle: 1936

Yakima Belle: 1936

July 1936. "Interior of migratory fruit worker's tent. Yakima, Washington." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

And Away We Go: 1936

And Away We Go: 1936

July 1936. "Drought area of North Dakota. Family leaving drought-stricken farm for Oregon or Washington." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Great Southern: 1906

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Great Southern: 1906

Gulfport, Mississippi, circa 1906. "Great Southern Hotel." Built 1902-03; demolished in 1951. Panorama of three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Catalina: 1910

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Catalina: 1910

Avalon Bay, California, circa 1910. "Crescent Avenue. Metropole and Bay View hotels, Catalina Island." 5x7 glass negative, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 
 
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