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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

And to Think That I Saw It On ...

And to Think That I Saw It On ...

New York circa 1900. "Italian neighborhood, Mulberry Street." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Smoke and Wreckage: 1939

Smoke and Wreckage: 1939

August 1939. "Centralia, Lewis County, Washington state. Railroad yard, looking down from highway bridge. Disaster to the town: The one remaining lumber mill burned down a week before. Note smoke and wreckage." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Fille de Grille: 1935

Fille de Grille: 1935

San Francisco, 1935. "Auto show. Model and Oldsmobile at General Motors display." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

On the Stump: 1939

On the Stump: 1939

August 1939. "Western Washington subsistence farm, whittled out of the stumps." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Naked Truck: 1919

Naked Truck: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Sandow motor truck." Latest entry on the Shorpy List of Lapsed Lorries. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Eunice the Grinder: 1942

Eunice the Grinder: 1942

August 1942. "Women in industry. A million-dollar baby, not in terms of money but in her value to Uncle Sam, 21-year-old Eunice Hancock, erstwhile five-and-ten-cent store employee, operates a compressed-air grinder in a Midwest aircraft plant. With no previous experience, Eunice (last seen here) quickly mastered the techniques of her war job and today is turning out motor parts with speed and skill." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Porta-Privy: 1938

Porta-Privy: 1938

August 1938. "Privy on wheels for use of field workers at the King Farm near Morrisville, Pennsylvania." Why Mother always made you wash your hands, and your vegetables. Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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