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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

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Neoclassical Gas: 1919

Neoclassical Gas: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Hudson Biddle & Smart touring limousine at Palace of Fine Arts." Home, Fido! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Little House on the Puppy: 1940

Little House on the Puppy: 1940

June 1940. "Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Mulattoes' home on Melrose cotton plantation owned by John Henry." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Rail-Rover Crossing: 1905

Rail-Rover Crossing: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "Broad Street Station of the Pennsylvania R.R." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Sink at the Top of the Stairs: 1937

The Sink at the Top of the Stairs: 1937

January 1937. "Children of migrant citrus worker who lives in a rundown apartment house. The sink at the head of the stairs is the only running water in the house. Winter Haven, Florida." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

And Puppy-Dog Tails: 1938

And Puppy-Dog Tails: 1938

November 1938. "Migrant cotton picker's children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

The Human Tide: 1908

The Human Tide: 1908

Atlantic City circa 1908. "Bathing beach and Steeplechase Pier." With signs advertising Vaudeville as well as what may or may not be the restrooms. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Our Little Ones: 1900

Our Little Ones: 1900

Somewhere in New England circa 1900. "Children at home." Where some get the comfy couch, and others a dark corner. 5x8 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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