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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 • GIFT IDEA: VINTAGE TRAVEL POSTERS

Here Come the Cars: 1940

Here Come the Cars: 1940

February 1940. "Auto transport passing through Eufaula, Oklahoma." Now playing at the Chief: "Hunchback of Notre Dame." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Crank It: 1925

Crank It: 1925

June 29, 1925. "Dr. H.C. Hayes of U.S. Naval Research Lab, Bellevue, D.C." I'll bet that knob goes up to 11. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Factory Air: 1912

Factory Air: 1912

"A.J. Smith Construction Co." An industrial building somewhere in Detroit circa 1912. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1910

A Place in the Sun: 1910

The Jersey Shore circa 1910. "Bathers at Atlantic City." Many of them gamely striking a pose for the camera as they peer into the existential void. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Drink at the Sink: 1938

A Drink at the Sink: 1938

May 1938. "John Pope, son of farmer, at Irwinville Farms, Georgia." Indoor plumbing was an improvement for many of the sharecropper families resettled here by the government during the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression. Photo by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Pachyderm Promenade: 1905

Pachyderm Promenade: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Coney Island -- Luna Park promenade." Elephants on parade. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Jr. O.U.A.M.: 1938

Jr. O.U.A.M.: 1938

April 1938. "Lodge hall in Guilford County, North Carolina." The Jr. O.U.A.M., or Order of United American Mechanics. Which, by the look of things, no longer "meets each 1st & 3rd Sat night." Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 
 
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