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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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The Accident: 1936

The Accident: 1936

November 1936. "Automobile accident on U.S. 40 between Hagerstown and Cumberland, Maryland." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Whistle Stop: 1936

Whistle Stop: 1936

August 1936. "Tour of drought area. President Roosevelt speaking from train at Bismarck, North Dakota." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The White Stallion: 1916

The White Stallion: 1916

Washington, D.C., circa 1916. "Society Circus -- Ruth Anderson." Presumably on top. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

White House Photographers: 1918

White House Photographers: 1918

1918. "Press correspondents. Photographers on White House lawn." At center: Artie Leonard of National Photo. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Your Serve: 1915

Your Serve: 1915

New York, 1915. "E.H. Whitney -- Harvard tennis." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Hopalong Christmas: 1950

Hopalong Christmas: 1950

"Xmas 1950." 35mm Kodachrome yanked at random out of a box of slides bought on eBay. I call dibs on the dump truck. View full size.

 

Dry Run: 1936

Dry Run: 1936

August 1936. "President Roosevelt greeted on tour of drought area. Near Bismarck, North Dakota." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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