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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

BOT: 1906

BOT: 1906

Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1906. "Board of Trade Building." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pyramid Scheme: 1914

Pyramid Scheme: 1914

Fort Myer, Virginia, circa 1914. "U.S. Army Cavalry horse stunts. Cpl. Coffey, C Troop." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Soldiers vs. Devil Dogs: 1923

Soldiers vs. Devil Dogs: 1923

December 1, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Marine-Army game, Griffith Stadium." Marines carried the day 7-0. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Rapid Deployment Force: 1917

Rapid Deployment Force: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Capt. Warren W. Whiteside, 10th Cavalry." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hotel Poinsettia: 1915

Hotel Poinsettia: 1915

Circa 1915. "The beach and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." Back to the beach with another high-resolution panorama, this one made from two 8x10 inch glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Boardwalk Empire: 1910

Boardwalk Empire: 1910

Atlantic City, N.J., circa 1910. "Boardwalk, Hotel Marlborough-Blenheim and Young's Million-Dollar Pier." There are a zillion interesting details in this panorama made from four 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

Fantasy Island: 1960

Fantasy Island: 1960

The Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California. I'm looking at a duck while my mother and almost-visible father stand by. Formerly the realm of early Los Angeles land developer E. J. "Lucky" Baldwin, the jungle-like grounds have been used in hundreds of films and TV shows, from such illustrious entries as many Tarzans, The Lady Eve, Notorious, Road to Singapore, Passage to Marseilles, The Yearling, Marathon Man, Roots and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the not-so-illustrious Attack of the Giant Leeches and Zombies of Mora Tau. The Queen Anne Cottage across the water was the Fantasy Island house in the opening of the TV series. Just last week we watched a 1962 Perry Mason episode filmed on the grounds. This Ektachrome was taken by my brother on our first trip to the Southland, mainly to visit my sister's family and my four-month-old nephew. It was also my first visit to Disneyland, upon which my brother expended one whole photo, incidentally capturing my elbow in the process. For some inexplicable reason (though possibly economic: Well, your brother will be taking pictures.), I didn't take my own camera along. View full size.

 
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