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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 • NATIONAL PARK POSTERS

Little White Schoolhouse: 1900

Little White Schoolhouse: 1900

From the same circa 1900 batch of 5x8 glass negatives as Little Boy Blue we bring you more sullen moppets than you can shake a stick at. Which the tot in the middle is holding. Now, smile for your great-great grandchildren. View full size.

 

Little Boy Blue: 1900

Little Boy Blue: 1900

From New England circa 1900 comes a young fellow who looks like he'd rather be somewhere else, wearing anything but this ridiculous getup Aunt Polly made him put on. Good thing they haven't invented the Internet yet, kid. 5x8 inch glass negative, probably an estate-sale find. View full size.

 

Monumental Lincoln: 1925

Monumental Lincoln: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Lincoln Memorial. View of statue through columns." 8x10 glass negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Sliding Home: 1955

Sliding Home: 1955

Circa 1955 Oakland and our latest motoring mashup: Ford tagged out by Pontiac. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Osage Spot: 1938

Osage Spot: 1938

September 1938. "Storefront in mining town of Osage, West Virginia." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Of the Community: 1936

Of the Community: 1936

Circa 1936. "Belle Grove Plantation, Louisiana, 1858. Closeup of column." Photo by Walker Evans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Trunk Show: 1943

Trunk Show: 1943

July 1943. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Bathers on the side of the pool at the Glen Echo amusement park." Where the boys are. Medium format acetate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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