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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 • LONDON UNDERGROUND, 1913

Cajun Spice Girls: 1938

Cajun Spice Girls: 1938

October 1938. "Cajun girls at Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Daytona Beach: 1904

Daytona Beach: 1904

Florida circa 1904. "Beach Street, Daytona." Note the early Coca-Cola sign on Burdine's Pharmacy. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Coney 1905

Coney 1905

New York circa 1905. "Main tower, Luna Park, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ghosts of New Orleans: 1906

Ghosts of New Orleans: 1906

New Orleans circa 1906. "Chartres Street." Furnished Rooms and spectral pedestrians. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Spring Break: 1905

Spring Break: 1905

Miami circa 1905. "On the shore of Biscayne Bay, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Let's Duet: 1920

Let's Duet: 1920

The singer Elsie Baker and canine accompanist in New York circa 1920. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Rufus Rides Again: 1864

Rufus Rides Again: 1864

April 1864. "Brandy Station, Virginia. Gen. Rufus Ingalls on horseback. Photograph from the main Eastern theater of war -- winter quarters at Brandy Station." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size.

 
 
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