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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 • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Working Girl: 1913

Working Girl: 1913

November 1913. Kosciusko, Mississippi. "One of the workers (not the youngest) in the Kosciusko cotton mills. The superintendent objected to my photographing them." Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Faces in the News: 1941

Faces in the News: 1941

October 1941. "Manikins in store window. Amsterdam, New York." Faces in the News, and vice versa. Medium-format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Niagara Falls: 1958

Niagara Falls: 1958

Shot taken using 35mm Kodachrome on the Canadian side of the Falls in 1958. Note the array of British and French cars among the American classics in the parking lot. Today, only tour buses are allowed in this area. The movie "Niagara," starring Marilyn Monroe, filmed the motel scenes (temporary props) off to the left of the picture at the gorge edge in 1954. View full size.

Hot Shoppe: 1941

Hot Shoppe: 1941

December 1941. Washington, D.C. "Hot Shoppe restaurant." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Porch Mechanic: 1941

Porch Mechanic: 1941

October 1941. "Radford, Virginia. Sunset Village, Farm Security Administration housing project. Fred B. Williams from Savannah, Georgia, cleaning car distributor on the porch of his home, 803 9th Street." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Oyster Steamer: 1908

Oyster Steamer: 1908

Hampton, Virginia, circa 1908. "Oyster steamboat Kecoughtan at landing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Naval Reserves: 1898

Naval Reserves: 1898

1898. "Group on U.S.S. Nahant, New York Naval Reserves." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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