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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 • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

The Barber of Harrisonburg : 1941

The Barber of Harrisonburg : 1941

January 1941. Harrisonburg, Virginia. "Shenandoah Valley. The Valley State Employment Service is aiding in the tapping the skilled labor resources of the Valley. These signs have been widely distributed. This one is in the center of Harrisonburg." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Stovepipe Hut: 1938

Stovepipe Hut: 1938

October 1938. "Tent of migrant stove maker and repairer on U.S. 90 near Jeanerette, Louisiana." Photo by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

The Bossy Lamppost: 1943

The Bossy Lamppost: 1943

New York, May-June 1943. "Many accidents are attributed to unpatrolled intersections in Harlem. Here schoolchildren are allowed to run across busy intersections unescorted." Photo by Gordon Parks for the OWI. View full size.

 

Palm Beach: 1910

Palm Beach: 1910

Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1910. "Lake Worth and the Royal Poinciana." Henry Flagler's giant hotel, Snell's tiny Menagerie, a ferry landing and other points of interest feature in this panorama of four 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Magic Show: 1938

Magic Show: 1938

November 1938. Donaldsonville, Louisiana. "Group of people watching magician at state fair." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

Hotel Astor (Colorized): 1909

Hotel Astor (Colorized): 1909

Detroit Publishing photo taken during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration during October, 1909. The details are amazing and I just wanted to see what this scene might have looked like in color. View full size.

Coney Krewe: 1913

Coney Krewe: 1913

New York circa 1913. "Mardi Gras parade, Coney Island." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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