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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 • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Polynesia USA: 1965

Polynesia USA: 1965

1965. "Polynesia Pavilion restaurant, New York World's Fair." See you at the Fire Dance! Medium format Ektachrome, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Where I'm Calling From: 1963

Where I'm Calling From: 1963

"Boy in telephone booth, Boston, 1963." Engaged in the archaic activity known as dialing a pay phone, as well as demonstrating the esoteric skill of booth-wedging. 35mm negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Running Behind: 1963

Running Behind: 1963

1963. "Cab driver and taxi at Saxony Bar & Lounge, Boston." 35mm negative, photographer unknown. Another eBay find scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 

High and Tight: 1960

High and Tight: 1960

"11:45 a.m. 8-11-60. Jerry after haircut. f11 1/50." 35mm Kodachrome snagged on eBay for $3.99, photographer and location unknown. View full size.

 

Concrete Cadillac: 1964

Concrete Cadillac: 1964

"Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 1964." Showing further progress in the application of asphalt and cement to this former palm-studded sandbar. Medium format color transparency, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

The Michigan Assassin: 1908

The Michigan Assassin: 1908

San Francisco, 1908. "Boxer Stanley Ketchel at wheel of American Underslung auto with manager Britt Willis." Both of whom would be dead not long after this photo was made -- middleweight champion Ketchel (the "Michigan Assasssin") fatally shot in a training-camp robbery in 1910, and Willis the victim of a "violent stomach hemorrhage" in 1909. Their car, an American Underslung, was among the first to employ the now-universal dropped frame, with the bottom of the car below the axles. 6½ x 8½ glass negative by Dana Studio, from the collection of George Whitney Jr. (1922-2002), owner of the Cliff House restaurant. View full size.

 

Ocean Spray: 1964

Ocean Spray: 1964

1964. "Collins Avenue, Miami Beach." With the Ocean Spray Hotel representing the Art Deco old guard and the curvy Fontainebleau the new. Medium format slide snatched from the jaws of eBay and scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 
 
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