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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 • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Telco Garage: 1919

Telco Garage: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. garage." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tough Enough: 1936

Tough Enough: 1936

August 1936. "Family between Dallas and Austin. The people have left their home and connections in South Texas, and hope to reach the Arkansas Delta for work in the cotton fields. Penniless people. No food and three gallons of gas in the tank. The father is trying to repair a tire. Three children. Father says, 'It's tough but life's tough anyway you take it.'" Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Pineapples on Parade: 1936

Pineapples on Parade: 1936

June 1936. "Center Market -- Washington, D.C." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dufilho Pharmacy: 1936

Dufilho Pharmacy: 1936

New Orleans circa 1936. "Dufilho Pharmacy, 512 Chartres St." Plus bills of the hand- and -board variety. Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

.. : 1920

.. : 1920

New York circa 1920. "Dorothy Leary & Dorothy Quinn." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Three Musketeers: 1921

The Three Musketeers: 1921

Washington, D.C., October 1921. "Lust's Leader Theater." Now playing: "The Three Musketeers." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

That Edwards Boy: 1921

That Edwards Boy: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Edwards boy at Octagon House." The enigmatic E-Boy, back for his sixth appearance. National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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