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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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On Broadway: 1910

On Broadway: 1910

A vertiginous view of New York circa 1910. "Broadway from Chambers Street -- City Hall Park, Post Office, Park Row, City Investing and Singer buildings." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Indigo Girl: 1943

Indigo Girl: 1943

April 1943. "Chicago & North Western R.R. -- Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse in Clinton, Iowa." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Rear Window: 1938

Rear Window: 1938

July 1938. "Slums in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Good Night: 1897

Good Night: 1897

Circa 1897. "Aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn -- good night." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

October Magazines: 1905

October Magazines: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1905. "Post Office on St. Clair Street." 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Full Service: 1940

Full Service: 1940

May 1940. "Wiping off windshield at service station in Cairo, Illinois." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Nickel Inn: 1938

Nickel Inn: 1938

August 1938. "Quick lunch stand in Plain City, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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