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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 • NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, 1939

The Happy Hoofer: 1954

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The Happy Hoofer: 1954

Circa 1954. "Actress Betty White on the set of her local Los Angeles daytime television show." Another look at this ageless entertainer, from unpublished photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

Corporal Kink: 1942

Corporal Kink: 1942

August 1942. "Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Soldier using a barbed wire anchor spike to screw in a picket. He is wearing special gloves that are made for handling barbed wire." Photo by Howard Liberman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Driver 469

Driver 469

November 1942. Salt Lake City, Utah. "Woman training to operate buses and taxicabs." Photo by Andreas Feininger, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Checkmate: 1950

Checkmate: 1950

Don Campbell and my father, Jack Shepard, went on a work-related trip to Sacramento in approximately 1950. They both worked as electrical engineers for the Light and Water Department in Riverside County. My father took this picture with his 35mm Exacta, which I still have. View full size.

Wrapped in Plastic: 1961

Wrapped in Plastic: 1961

September 15, 1961. "Helena Rubinstein, 655 Fifth Avenue, New York. Class in session." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Old Town: 1910

Old Town: 1910

Florida circa 1910. "St. George Street, St. Augustine." Where merchants include purveyors of the "Ingersoll Dollar Watch." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Chicago & Alton: 1904

Chicago & Alton: 1904

Circa 1904. "Chicago & Alton Railroad shops at Bloomington, Illinois." At left rear, the Anheuser-Busch beer boxcar. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Champagne Music: 1957

Champagne Music: 1957

April 1957. "Entertainer Lawrence Welk playing accordion with the Lennon Sisters." (Or, as he would introduce them, "The lovely little Lennon Sisters.") Color transparency by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "Lawrence Welk: Nobody Likes Him Except the Public." View full size.

 
 
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