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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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Sachs Third Avenue: 1940

Sachs Third Avenue: 1940

November 5, 1940. "Sachs Quality Furniture Inc., 150th Street & Third Avenue, New York. General exterior, daylight. Morris Lapidus, Ross-Frankel Inc., clients." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Bike Raffle: 1954

Bike Raffle: 1954

Carefree postwar boys, complete with a Beaver Cleaver look-alike, participating in a bicycle registration day in Lafayette, Indiana. The event began in the iconic city park, where the kids' bicycles were inspected and registered, and this raffle was held for a free bicycle. Later, they rode through town in a bicycle parade led by two local police officers on three-wheel motorcycles. View full size.

Spacely Sprockets: 1956

Spacely Sprockets: 1956

1956. "General Motors Technical Center. Warren, Mich. Design Center interior. Eero Saarinen, architect." Kodachrome by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Domeliner: 1940

Domeliner: 1940

September 1940. Washington, D.C. "Railroad tracks with view of the U.S. Capitol in background." Photo by Edwin Rosskam. View full size.

 

Teamwork: 1939

Teamwork: 1939

April 7, 1939. "Twins become mothers together for second time in less than two years. Accustomed to doing practically the same things all their lives, these Washington twins, now mothers, have apparently decided that having their children together would certainly be in order. The mothers, Mrs. Eileen Moon, left, and Mrs. Kathleen Robie, last week gave birth to daughters to set a new record at Columbia Maternity Hospital. Mrs. Moon's youngster, whom she named Carol, was born on March 29, while Mrs. Robie's new daughter Nancy Lee first saw the light of day on April 1. This same thing happened in July 1937 when Mrs. Robie gave birth to a girl and a few hours later Mrs. Moon's baby, a boy, arrived." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Triboro TB: 1940

Triboro TB: 1940

December 23, 1940. "Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis. Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens. Typical six-bed ward, to balcony. Eggers & Higgins, architect." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Eight-Corner Store: 1904

Eight-Corner Store: 1904

Circa 1904. "Street corner merchant in Havana, Cuba." A sort of gazebodega. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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