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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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Rollersnake: 1922

Rollersnake: 1922

September 26, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Virginia Avenue playgrounds." Equipped with a skate pit. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Shafter Strikers: 1938

Shafter Strikers: 1938

November 1938. Shafter, California. "During the cotton strike, the father, a striking picker, has left his wife and child in the car while he applies to the Farm Security Administration for an emergency food grant." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Pine & Second: 1943

Pine & Second: 1943

February 1943. "Daytona Beach, Florida, street scene." Photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information; Photobomb by Humphrey Bogart. View full size.

 

Rooftop Detroit: 1899

Rooftop Detroit: 1899

Detroit circa 1899. "Detroit N.E. from Chamber of Commerce." The elevated vantage affords an excellent view of at least a dozen of the city's celebrated "moonlight tower" carbon arc lamps -- giant electric fixtures 165 feet tall, each illuminating several blocks. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Publix: 1963

Publix: 1963

1963. "George Jenkins, founder of the Publix supermarket chain, at store in Lakeland, Florida." 35mm negative by Marvin Newman for the Look magazine assignment "George Pleasures Them With Groceries." View full size.

M-Squad: 1919

M-Squad: 1919

San Francisco. "Maxwell - 1919" is all it says here. Perhaps these gents are in scale sales. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Par Two: 1865

Par Two: 1865

1865. "Earthwork fortifications and bomb-proofs in front of Petersburg, Va." Wet plate glass negative, Civil War collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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