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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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Poultry Xing: 1937

Poultry Xing: 1937

February 1937. "During the flood, cows and chickens were moved to the highest ground possible. Near Cache, Illinois." Aftermath of the Ohio River Valley flood. Photo by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Paterson Panorama: 1901

Paterson Panorama: 1901

Circa 1901. "Paterson, N.J., from Water Works Park." Lovely Paterson, Pearl of the Passaic. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

School Play: 1940

School Play: 1940

Feb. 9, 1940. "Middlesex County Girls Vocational School, Woodbridge, New Jersey. Household management porch, horizontal. Alexander Merchant & Son, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

The Case of the Parked Packard: 1939

The Case of the Parked Packard: 1939

An unlabeled photo of cars parked next to train tracks from the FSA archive taken around 1939. Who can pinpoint the location? View full size.

 

Like Family: 1951

Like Family: 1951

1951, somewhere in the Southeast. "Negro maids and their white employers' babies." Photo by John Vachon for a Look magazine assignment on "The South" in what could have been a prologue to "The Help." View full size.

Broke, Baby Sick: 1937

Broke, Baby Sick: 1937

February 1937. "Tracy (vicinity), California. U.S. Highway 99. Missouri family of five, seven months from the drought area. Broke, baby sick, car trouble." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Magic Fingers: 1970

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Magic Fingers: 1970

1970. "Lenore Romney, wife of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, campaigning for U.S. Senate in Michigan, and meeting with son Mitt in her hotel room in Marquette." Note the "Magic Fingers" coin box. Photo by Douglas R. Gilbert for the Look magazine article "Lenore Fights Alone." View full size.

 
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