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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 • HALL OF SCIENCE, 1934 WORLD'S FAIR

Agnes the Operator: 1942

Agnes the Operator: 1942

July 1942. "Production. Machine guns of various calibers. Agnes Mahan, bench lathe operator at a large Eastern firearms plant, makes oil drills for .50- caliber machine gun barrels. Colt's Patent Firearms Mfg. Co., Hartford, Connecticut." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dodge for 1959

Dodge for 1959

Columbus, Georgia, 1958. "Salesmen and 1959 Dodge." 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Pope Garage: 1952

Pope Garage: 1952

Columbus, Georgia. "John A. Pope Motor Co. garage, 1952." Service for your Mopar. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Ramshackle Storage: 1900

Ramshackle Storage: 1900

Washington, D.C., circa 1900. "Old warehouse, Water Street S.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Only Way to Fly: 1965

The Only Way to Fly: 1965

My friend's folks stretch out and light up on a nice, comfy flight from San Francisco to Hawaii in 1965. Someone borrowed their Kodak Instamatic for this 126 Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Dorts and Dolls: 1923

Dorts and Dolls: 1923

San Francisco circa 1923. "Dort touring car at Golden Gate Park." Latest chapter in the Shorpy Saga of Superannuated Sedans. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Apres-School: 1941

Apres-School: 1941

January 1941. "Sarasota, Florida, trailer park. Students coming from school in the afternoon." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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