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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 • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

Rob & Laura & Millie & Jerry: 1963

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Rob & Laura & Millie & Jerry: 1963

Continuing the Rob & Laurathon: Dick Van Dyke, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Mary Tyler Moore and poor Jerry Paris, who had only two names, on the set of The Dick Van Dyke Show sometime in 1963. From a series of photos by Earl Theisen that were used to illustrate the article "America's Favorite TV Wife" in the April 21, 1964, issue of Look magazine. View full size.

Bugle Boy: 1943

Bugle Boy: 1943

August 1943. "Southfields, New York. Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Mess call." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Indian Scout: 1915

Indian Scout: 1915

1915. "Indians, American. Red Fox James at White House." The young Blackfoot with the Boy Scouts pin, last seen here, was in Washington to petition the government for a national day honoring Native Americans. State, War & Navy Building at far left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Post Office Max: 1912

Post Office Max: 1912

Circa 1912. "Detroit Post Office." The old Federal Building, a Romanesque Revival extravaganza completed in 1897. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

A Dirty Mouth: 1952

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A Dirty Mouth: 1952

Martha Raye in 1952, probably on the set of NBC's All Star Revue, which would be rechristened The Martha Raye Show after the Big Mouth racked up big ratings as its host. From a series of photos made by Charlotte Brooks for the article "Perpetual Commotion," in the Oct. 7, 1952, issue of Look. View full size.

Crossing Seventh: 1938

Crossing Seventh: 1938

Summer 1938. "New York street scene, Seventh Avenue at West 125th." Fast-forward to 2013 and the Triborough Bridge sign would read "Robert F. Kennedy Bridge"; Seventh Avenue is now Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard; W. 125th Street is also known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Photo by Jack Allison for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Hobo King: 1924

Hobo King: 1924

August 1924. Washington, D.C. Jeff Davis, self-styled Hobo King (as well as founder of various Hotels de Gink, a chain of hostels for the homeless), standing next to his jalopy and driver. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Rob and Laura: 1963

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Rob and Laura: 1963

1963. Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the set of The Dick Van Dyke Show with Jerry Paris directing in front of the studio audience that served as their unbilled co-star. Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 
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