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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 • JAMAICA: THE GEM OF THE TROPICS

Haka Twerk: 1913

Haka Twerk: 1913

      Haka: Traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand.

New Zealand, 1913. "Maori boy performing a haka on the beach, Northland." Glass plate negative by Arthur Northwood. View full size.

 

Spooky Stair: 1936

Spooky Stair: 1936

Circa 1936. "Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine, Florida. Dr. Chatelain's photographs, P.A. Wolfe, photographer." From Frances Benjamin Johnston's work for the Carnegie Survey of Architecture of the South. View full size.

 

Washington Drank Here: 1913

Washington Drank Here: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Mullany's Saloon, 14th & E Sts. N.W." More about this venerable watering hole here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Minnesota Merc: 1954

Minnesota Merc: 1954

My brother's friend Jerry returns from a "pedal to the metal" test drive of my brother's new Mercury. Minneapolis, 1954. View full size.

Chiaroscuro: 1920

Chiaroscuro: 1920

            Come plié with us!

New York circa 1920. "Isadora Duncan dancers." Nitrate negative by the Prussian- born American photographer Arnold Genthe (1869-1942). View full size.

 

Dear Betty Lou: 1943

Dear Betty Lou: 1943

July 1943. "Greenville, South Carolina. Air Service Command. Writing a letter home." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Multi-Story Dwelling: 1910

Multi-Story Dwelling: 1910

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1910. "Nathaniel Hawthorne house." Abode of the author of 19th-century blockbusters The Scarlet Letter and House of the Seven Gables, last seen here. Note the glass insulators in the tree being used as a utility pole. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

King of the Hill: 1908

King of the Hill: 1908

Circa 1908. "North view of United States Capitol, Washington, D.C." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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