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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 • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Ruf-Dry: 1924

Ruf-Dry: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Palace Laundry (Elite Laundry)." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wonder Women: 1919

Wonder Women: 1919

Washington, D.C. "War Risk Insurance gym team, 1919 -- girls." All we can say is: Watch out, boys. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Get Me Rewrite: 1920

Get Me Rewrite: 1920

Washington, D.C., January 1920. "Selznick Pictures." Interior view of the booking and exhibitor relations office seen here. Where the tidy desk belies an overflowing waste basket. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Open House: 1900

Open House: 1900

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Oregon quarterdeck." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward H. Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Swan Street, Buffalo: 1911

Swan Street, Buffalo: 1911

Buffalo, New York, circa 1911. "Swan Street." The motorcar gains a foothold where hooves once trod on Swan in Buffalo. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Dark Shadows: 1936

Dark Shadows: 1936

Greene County, Georgia, circa 1936. "Ruined house, Penfield vicinity." A close-up of the decaying manse seen earlier here. Tendril by creeping tendril, the vines stake their claim. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Aiken's Landing: 1864

Aiken's Landing: 1864

November 1864. Aiken's Landing, Virginia. "Army of the James. Convalescent colored troops at Aiken's Landing. A.M. Aiken's house at right." View full size.

 
 
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