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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 • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Ledger B: 1902

Ledger B: 1902

1902. "Cashier cage -- Richmond & Backus Co., Detroit." Another peek behind the scenes at this printing and bindery business. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Patent Office: 1924

The Patent Office: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "U.S. Patent Office." Now the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Tractor Pull: 1925

Tractor Pull: 1925

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- stump pulling." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Sunday Best: 1936

Sunday Best: 1936

July 1936. "Mississippi Delta. Negro woman carrying her shoes home from church." Last seen here. Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

The Cootie: 1922

The Cootie: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Capt. Kopper and 'Cootie' at White House." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Eggs n Ale: 1941

Eggs n Ale: 1941

October 1941. "Young and old join the pilgrimage into the fall splendor of the Berkshires. Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts. State-owned camp and picnic site." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Out for a Spin: 1942

Out for a Spin: 1942

August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Aviation Cadet Thanas at Naval Air Base." 4x5 Kodachrome by Howard Hollem, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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