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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Boys on a Buick: 1960

Boys on a Buick: 1960

The picture was taken by my mom with us on the roof of a 1942 Buick. It happened to be the tallest car around, so my pal Dennis and I (on the left) could feel the excitement (not sure that's quite the word) of seeing Richard Nixon in a campaign swing at the Eastland Shopping Center in West Covina, California. Unfortunately, the POV is on us, and the crowd (seen in my previous photo) is unseen. View full size.

Mr. Mambert: 1941

Mr. Mambert: 1941

October 1941. "Mr. Mambert, Hudson River farmer near Coxsackie, New York." Photo by John Collier for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Streamline Moderne

Streamline Moderne

A classic example of 1930s Streamline Moderne architecture in a Santa Cruz, California house I photographed in 1984, showing a number of characteristic elements: porthole and corner windows, the rounded edge of the entryway, the flat roof and white stucco surfaces. Unfortunately, the current Google street view shows it's acquired a color scheme not in keeping with the spirit of the style. A 35mm Kodacolor negative. View full size.

Fraunce's Tavern: 1900

Fraunce's Tavern: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Fraunce's Tavern, Broad and Pearl Streets." The building, which figured in the Revolutionary War, is said to be Manhattan's oldest. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

New Baltimore: 1941

New Baltimore: 1941

October 1941. "Street scene in New Baltimore on the Hudson, New York." Medium-format nitrate negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Le Bureau: 1964

Le Bureau: 1964

This photo was taken at my father's company, Dassault Aéronautique, in 1964 at Joinville-le-Pont, near Paris in France. My father is at the middle of the image. In the background, is the Marne river. View full size.

Harbor View: 1908

Harbor View: 1908

Circa 1908. "New York Harbor from the Battery." Another super-detailed panorama, this one made from two 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 
 
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