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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 • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

"Between February 1894 and February 1901; date from photographer's logbook; notation on negative sleeve: Dunn baby." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Ample Parking: 1916

Ample Parking: 1916

Detroit circa 1916. "Washington Boulevard, east side." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ten Cents a Branch: 1916

Ten Cents a Branch: 1916

Detroit circa 1916. "Dime Bank branch, Broadway & Grand Circus Park." Co-starring the Crescent Music Co. and a fine-looking carbon-arc streetlight. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Motor Age: 1914

Motor Age: 1914

New York circa 1914. "Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street." Lions of the New York Public Library at right. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Tortoise and the Heirs: 1950s

Tortoise and the Heirs: 1950s

Unknown kids in an unknown location, riding a giant tortoise, probably in Southern California, possibly the San Diego Zoo, or wherever you go to ride a giant tortoise. 35mm Kodachrome slide from a thrift store find. View full size.

Shore Leave: 1905

Shore Leave: 1905

Washington, D.C., circa 1905. "Max Hoblitzell." Nattily nautical, naturally. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Debbie Reynolds: 1954

Debbie Reynolds: 1954

Debbie Reynolds, Wholesome Ingénue
In 1950s Films, Is Dead at 84

        Ms. Reynolds, who held her own at 19 dancing with Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain," died one day after her daughter, the actress Carrie Fisher. -- New York Times

May 1954. "Debbie Reynolds with Jane Powell in dance scene from the MGM musical Athena." Kodachrome by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine assignment "Behind the Scenes -- A Day With the Stars." View full size.

 
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