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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 • BROADWAY'S 'REDHEAD', 1959

$900 Million: 1914

$900 Million: 1914

1914. "Treasury Department, Office of Comptroller of Currency -- bond vault. Contains bonds to the value of $900 million securing government deposits and postal savings fund." National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Ready to Roll: 1943

Ready to Roll: 1943

March 1943. Barstow, California. "Head brakeman J.C. Shannon (left) and swing brakeman B.E. Wilson waiting for their train to pull out of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe yard." Nitrate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Laura and Inga: 1922

Laura and Inga: 1922

February 15, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Laura and Inga Bryn." The daughter and wife of Norway's ambassador. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Balcony Scene: 1925

Balcony Scene: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Stoneleigh Court." Passers-by, frozen in time. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fargo Forum: 1940

Fargo Forum: 1940

October 1940. "Street corner in Fargo, North Dakota." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Chicago: 1901

Chicago: 1901

Chicago circa 1901. "The lakefront from Illinois Central Station." Panorama of two 8x10 glass negatives. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

M.I.T.: 1901

M.I.T.: 1901

Boston circa 1901. "Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rogers Building." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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