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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WORLD'S FAIR POSTERS

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Carved in Stone: 1923

Carved in Stone: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Union Station." You'll come for the trains but stay for the sculpture. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Pennsy Parthenon: 1909

Pennsy Parthenon: 1909

Manhattan circa 1909. "New Pennsylvania Station, New York, N.Y." The Beaux-Arts behemoth whose demolition in 1963 lit a fire under the nation's armchair architects. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Where I'm Coming From: 1943

Where I'm Coming From: 1943

January 1943. "Freight train operations on the Chicago and North Western Railroad between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa." Somewhere in Illinois between Cortland and Malta, en route to Clinton. Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Back on Track: 1907

Back on Track: 1907

Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, 1907. "Gate of notch toward Crawford House, White Mountains." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Union Depot: 1909

Union Depot: 1909

Detroit circa 1909. "Union Depot, Fort and Third Streets." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Traveler: 1939

The Traveler: 1939

January 1939. "Railroad tracks. Williamson County, Illinois." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Over the River: 1905

Over the River: 1905

Hoboken, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Holland America Piers with view of Manhattan across Hudson River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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