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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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Table for One: 1939

Table for One: 1939

Circa 1939. "Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. Stone monuments and brick vaults in Colonial Park, formerly South Broad Street Cemetery." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Where To, Mister?

Where To, Mister?

November 1942. Salt Lake City, Utah. "Training women to operate taxicabs." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Senate Beer: 1942

Senate Beer: 1942

1942. "Effect of gasoline shortage in Washington, D.C." Note the streetcar control tower. Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Home Dehydrating: 1942

Home Dehydrating: 1942

September 1942. Canfield, Ohio. "Mrs. Frank Rogers looking at a tray of blanched pencil pod beans on the dryer on top of a coal and wood range. The beans will dehydrate in the dryer." Also a tin tray of plums waiting to turn into prunes. Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

War News: 1942

War News: 1942

November 1942. "Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Newsman at Center Square on a rainy market day." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Antique Mall: 1959

Antique Mall: 1959

April 13, 1959. "Cross County Center. Yonkers, Westchester County, New York. Dusk. Lathrop Douglass, client." Fanny Farmer, Woolworth's, Lerner Shops -- it's hard to know where to begin! Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Steel Wheels: 1942

Steel Wheels: 1942

November 1942. "Chicago. In the locomotive repair shops at an Illinois Central Railroad yard." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Read 'Em and Weep: 1941

Read 'Em and Weep: 1941

Detroit, summer 1941. "Girls playing cards and drinking Coca-Cola." The card table seems to have turned in this seventh installment of Arthur Siegel's mysterious photos for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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