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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 • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

The Boat Crush: 1904

The Boat Crush: 1904

Eights Week, 1904, Oxford. One of a series of images taken in Europe in 1904 by an unknown photographer. Scanned from the nitrocellulose negative. Spectators jockey for good viewing positions in anticipation of the sculling races. The large houseboats are college barges, floating clubhouses provided by the various colleges. View full size.

Volendam Boys, 1904

Volendam Boys, 1904

One of a series of images taken in Europe in 1904 by an unknown photographer. Scanned from the nitrocellulose negative. View full size.

Bayreuth Market, 1904

Bayreuth Market, 1904

One of a series of images taken in Europe in 1904 by an unknown photographer. Scanned from the nitrocellulose negative. These women are possibly itinerant agricultural workers looking for employment; they don't seem to be selling anything. View full size.

Anaconda Copper Mine Butte MT 1916

Anaconda Copper Mine Butte MT 1916

My Grandfather (front row 2nd from the left with lunch pail) was a German immigrant who came to NYC and later traveled across the country. He worked as a copper miner among other jobs. View full size.

Surrendered German Artillery – 1919

Surrendered German Artillery – 1919

Camouflaged 105mm cannon are in the foreground. Photo taken by a Captain in the Red Cross in Sedan, France near the Battle of the Ardennes in April 1919. Scanned from the original 3x4 inch negative.

French Refugees – 1919

French Refugees – 1919

Refugees returning home to the area of Vimy Ridge. Photo taken by a Captain in the Red Cross in April 1919. Scanned from the original 3x4 inch negative. View full size.

World War 1 Aftermath – 1919

World War 1 Aftermath – 1919

Photo taken by a Captain in the Red Cross in the area of Vimy Ridge. Scanned from the original 3x4 inch negative. View full size.

 
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