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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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Bergen Tunnel: 1900

Bergen Tunnel: 1900

New Jersey circa 1900. "Bergen Tunnel, east end." The Detroit Photographic Special on the tracks. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Strategy Session: 1942

Strategy Session: 1942

April 1942. "Greenbelt, Maryland. Federal housing project. Kindergarten children planning their May Day festival." Photo by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

Weighing the Jockeys: 1908

Weighing the Jockeys: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Racing -- weighing the jockeys." The racing silks must have made for a colorful scene. 8x10 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Washed Up: 1939

Washed Up: 1939

June 1939. Muskogee County, Oklahoma. "Near Webbers Falls. Sons of agricultural day laborer after washing up for dinner." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Family Guy: 1939

Family Guy: 1939

June 1939. "Wagoner County, Oklahoma. Veteran migrant agricultural worker and his family encamped on the Arkansas River." Our third look at this grizzled laborer (One, Two). 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

Back the Invasion: 1944

Back the Invasion: 1944

June 6, 1944. "New York. Part of the parade on D-Day, Madison Square." Medium format negative by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Guard Your Cash: 1902

Guard Your Cash: 1902

Dayton, Ohio, circa 1902. "Binding department, National Cash Register." Note the "Guard Your Cash" poster near the center of the frame. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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