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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 • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Patriotic Poriferan: 1920

Feb. 25, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Herbert J. Drane, Congressman from Florida, is from Tarpon Springs, which is said to be the largest sponge market in the world. Mr Drane's office gives the appearance of a permanent sponge exhibit. The walls are covered with sponges of every size and variety. Photo shows Mr. Drane with some of his choice specimens." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Welcome Jeremiah: 1947

Welcome Jeremiah: 1947

New York, 1947. "On the set -- Borden Show broadcast." Back when telephones and televisions had dials, and shows were often named for the sponsor. 4x5 acetate negative from the Publicity Department Archive. View full size.

 

My Furry Oldsmobile: 1931

My Furry Oldsmobile: 1931

San Francisco, 1931. "Oldsmobile sedan." Latest entry in the Shorpy Compendium of Outré Autos. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Fellow Travelers: 1936

Fellow Travelers: 1936

Feb. 6, 1936. "El station, Sixth and Ninth Avenue lines, downtown side, 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue, Manhattan." The WiFi is down, but we do have heat! 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott, Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

On the Wagon: 1900

On the Wagon: 1900

From circa 1900 somewhere in the Northeast, we bring you four anonymous young people who are finally getting their first taste of the Internet. "All we want," they plead, "is to be Liked!" 5x7 inch estate-sale glass negative. View full size.

 

Time Travelers: 1920

Time Travelers: 1920

From somewhere in the Northeast circa 1920 comes this 5x7 glass negative, saved from the landfill thanks to an estate sale. Presumably these folks have moved on by now, having had what we hope was a pleasant journey. View full size.

 

.TSITNED: 1919

.TSITNED: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "S.B. Johnston, Dentist; interior." The premises last glimpsed here and here; Dr. J. was evidently a member of the U-Md. dental college Class of 1911. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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