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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 • AUSTRIAN MOUNTAIN MUSIC, c 1930s

Family Cart: 1937

Family Cart: 1937

April 1937. "Scene in Shawneetown, Illinois." Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Steam Players: 1907

Steam Players: 1907

The Ohio River circa 1907. "Along the levee at Cincinnati." The Coney Island Co. sidewheeler Island Queen and her retinue. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Case of the Battered Buick

The Case of the Battered Buick

Oakland, Calif., circa 1958, and yet another fender-bender. Let's move along, folks. Nothing to see here! 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

The Reception: 1958

The Reception: 1958

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1958. "Reception." Where civilian bamboo meets Army brass. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Leftward Ho: 1919

Leftward Ho: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Cadillac touring car at marina." Putting rubber to the road with a variety of treads. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Slow Train Coming: 1943

Slow Train Coming: 1943

March 1943. "Gallup, New Mexico. A train on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Belen and Gallup, New Mexico." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

You Want That?

You Want That?

From the mid-1950s somewhere around Columbus, Georgia, it's these guys again -- Larry Lunchbox and Bob Brownbag, continuing their break from whatever it is they're supposed to be doing. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 
 
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