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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

Conference Committee: 1935

Conference Committee: 1935

August 27, 1935. "Congressional pages -- Mr. Sandman. Fred Johnson of Wyoming and Howard Ostmann of the District of Columbia, congressional pages, photographed as they snatched a bit of shuteye while the House and Senate brought the session to an ignominious adjournment." View full size.

 

California Girls: 1919

California Girls: 1919

San Francisco or thereabouts circa 1919. "Chalmers touring car." At what seems to be a deluxe cow barn. 6½ x 8½ Wyland Stanley glass negative. View full size.

 

Top Chefs: 1910

Top Chefs: 1910

From circa 1910 somewhere in the Northeast comes this 5x7 inch glass negative labeled "Cooks in kitchen." An appetizing look back at whatever the opposite of vegetarian cuisine is. Gentlemen, start your skillets! View full size.

 

Night Life: 1942

Night Life: 1942

April 1942. "Drummer 'Red' Saunders and his band at the Club DeLisa, Chicago." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

On the Line: 1920

On the Line: 1920

"Loehler, GWU, 1920." John "Johnny" Loehler, formerly of Tech High, now a Hatchetites gridiron star. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Scavenger Truck: 1933

Scavenger Truck: 1933

October 1933. "Kleiber motor truck -- Bay Shore Scavenger Co." An ominous-looking conveyance made all the more foreboding by that toxic telephone exchange. 8x10 acetate negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Road Locomotive: 1930

Road Locomotive: 1930

San Francisco circa 1930s. "Locomobile 90 Victoria Sedan." With a factory price of $7300, this giant Series 90 Victoria came at the end of the road for the revered Locomobile brand, whose last cars rolled off the assembly line in 1929. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Christopher Helin, scanned by Shorpy. View full size.

 
 
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