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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

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.

 

Lil Popeye: 1938

Lil Popeye: 1938

October 1938. Crowley, Louisiana. "Woman with child in front of store during National Rice Festival parade." After the spinach ran out. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Mardi Gras: 1907

Mardi Gras: 1907

New Orleans circa 1907. "The Rex pageant, Mardi Gras." Laissez les bons temps rouler! Panorama of two 8x10 glass plates, Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Plastic n Plywood: 1942

Plastic n Plywood: 1942

January 1942. Bantam, Connecticut. "Defense homes. Fred Heath works on the night shift at the Warren McArthur plant in Bantam, and spends his days with Mrs. Heath and their three-year-old daughter, Ann. Here they are in the living room of the Heaths' new four-room apartment, part of the new eighty-unit defense housing project just five minutes walk from the plant. The Heaths, who pay thirty dollars rent, like overstuffed chairs, and Ann also likes her overstuffed Teddy Bear." 4x5 nitrate negative by Howard Hollem. View full size.

 

Knights of the Round Table: 1941

Knights of the Round Table: 1941

December 1941. "Hot Shoppes restaurant, Washington, D.C." Medium-format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Marilyn: 1921

Marilyn: 1921

New York circa 1921. "Miller." Stage actress Marilyn Miller in the driver's seat. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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