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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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The Towels of Abe: 1922

The Towels of Abe: 1922

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1922. "Abe Cohen." Our second photo so captioned. This time Abe's name can be seen on the equipment (more about him here). National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Peoples Drug No. 2: 1921

Peoples Drug No. 2: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, 7th and E Sts." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tobaccorama: 1921

Tobaccorama: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, 7th and K Streets." Expert advice given on pipes, cigars, flashlights and cameras. View full size.

 

Skirting the Law: 1920

Skirting the Law: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Internal Revenue (narcotics -- concealment and smuggling)." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pug Runs With the Ball: 1923

Pug Runs With the Ball: 1923

September 29, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Georgetown-G.W. game. DuFour of Georgetown carrying ball." Georgetown's Hilltoppers, with "Pug" DuFour at quarterback, prevailed over the Hatchetites (George Washington University) 20-0. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Tisket, a Tasket: 1906

A Tisket, a Tasket: 1906

Richmond, Virginia, circa 1906. "Home of John Marshall," 19th-century Chief Justice, federalist and noted authority on what's in that basket probably delicious food. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Corner Office: 1909

Corner Office: 1909

Toledo circa 1909. "Nicholas Building." The tallest in Ohio at the time of its construction, presiding over a lively array of ghostly pedestrians, and a phantom dog. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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