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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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A Drink for Baby: 1943

A Drink for Baby: 1943

March 1943. "Melvin Cash, truck driver, putting water in his radiator along U.S. Highway 29 in North Carolina en route to Charlotte." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Backtrack: 1943

Backtrack: 1943

March 1943. "Willard, New Mexico. Santa Fe flagman walks back to signal any oncoming trains during a stop for water between Vaughn and Belen." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Naval Escort: 1943

Naval Escort: 1943

April 1943. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Servicemen and their girls at the Glen Echo amusement park." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Noonday Rambler: 1962

Noonday Rambler: 1962

Glistening from a wash, wax and chrome polish job by sixteen-year-old me, our 1956 Rambler station wagon basks in the sun on the ramp of our garage on Walnut Avenue in Larkspur, California on a summer day in 1962. I'm sure I was paid something whenever I did this, but I actually enjoyed it; in fact, I always volunteered. I recorded my effort this time by clicking off three shots with my Kodak Brownie Starmite, using Perutz black-and-white 127 roll film. Fun auto fact: since we bought it from a Hudson dealer, our Rambler was Hudson-badged; it and Nash badges were discontinued after the 1957 model run. View full size.

Without a Net: 1895

Without a Net: 1895

Boston circa 1895. "Seven lawn tennis players posed outdoors holding tennis racquets." 8x10 glass negative by Charles Henry Currier. View full size.

 

Coke on the Water: 1942

Coke on the Water: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. (vicinity). "Canoes and rowboats tied up at small refreshment barge on the west bank of the Potomac." Medium format negative by John Ferrell for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Traffic-Stoppers: 1943

Traffic-Stoppers: 1943

February 1943. "Women in essential services. Mrs. E.K. Sabel and Mrs. J.R. Harris, members of the Women's Safety Traffic Reserve in Oakland, California, are among the many mothers who are keeping the city's accident rate low by guarding crossings during school hours." Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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