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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing

Railroad crossing near McCook, Nebraska, around 1932. View full size.

Sausage-Making on the Farm

Sausage-Making on the Farm

Champaign, Illinois. My family making sausage on the farm, in the winter of 1954. The lady in the back, on the right, has obviously just had a great idea. View full size.

Patriotic Speedster - 1917

Patriotic Speedster - 1917

Scanned from the original 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

Empire State Visibility

Empire State Visibility

At the Empire State Building in 1939. View full size.

Steel Pier, Atlantic City

Steel Pier, Atlantic City

Model of the Steel Pier at Atlantic City with Ford display circa 1940. View full size.

He's Got A Ticket To Ride

He's Got A Ticket To Ride

Sixty years have gone by since my father took this picture of me at Riverview Beach Amusement Park, then a popular spot on the Delaware River in southern New Jersey. A lot of things have changed since August 1948, but I still enjoy amusement rides. View full size.

Capitol Hill From Above

Capitol Hill From Above

This circa 1930 government photo was made before the U.S. Supreme Court was built, just above the Library of Congress. View full size.

 
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