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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: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

Grief: 1915

Grief: 1915

Washington, D.C., circa 1915. "Grief monument, Rock Creek cemetery." The timeless memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. National Photo. View full size.

 

Vroom: 1949

Vroom: 1949

Young motorist in an Austin pedal car circa 1949. From a set of 35mm Kodachromes I acquired in northern New Jersey. Here is another view. View full size.

Factory Branch: 1926

Factory Branch: 1926

1926. Washington, D.C. "Four Wheel Drive Auto Co. oil truck, H Street N.E." My favorite detail here: "Minimum Labor Charge 50¢." View full size.

 

Jeff Davis: 1865

Jeff Davis: 1865

March 1865. "City Point, Virginia. 'Jeff Davis,' General Grant's pony." You can't say Ulysses S. Grant lacked a sense of humor. Wet plate negative. View full size.

 

Texas Laundress: 1939

Texas Laundress: 1939

February 1939. "Twelve-year-old girl who keeps house in a trailer for her three brothers who are migrant workers, near Harlingen, Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Night Shift: 1909

The Night Shift: 1909

November 19, 1909. "A group working on night shift at Hereford Glass Works, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. I saw the smallest boy carrying in shortly before midnight, November 18th." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Pitchfork Manor: 1937

Pitchfork Manor: 1937

June 1937. "Art Simplot and family in front of their house near Black River Falls, Wisconsin." The prolific Russell Lee shoots the prolific Simplots. View full size.

 
 
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