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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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Cowboy Band Inc.: 1929

Cowboy Band Inc.: 1929

        At noon the Texas Cowboy Band from Simmons College in Abilene played for Mrs. Hoover, later also playing for the President.

March 5, 1929. "Cowboy Band serenades President and Mrs. Hoover at White House following Inauguration." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Ballers: 1920

Ballers: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Congress Heights Yankees basketball team." Which in a few years would become an industrial squad fielded by the Palace Laundry. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Motive Power: 1926

Motive Power: 1926

        "The Crescent Limited, ace of the Southern Railway System's passenger train service between New York, Washington, Atlanta and New Orleans."

Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1926. "Southern R.R. Co. Crescent Limited locomotive." Previously seen here and here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Stripes and Solids: 1925

Stripes and Solids: 1925

Washington, D.C. "K.K.K. parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, 8/8/25." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Library Laundry: 1920

Library Laundry: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "Laundry at Library of Congress." Equipped with mangle and steam cabinet. 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

American Lit: 1920

American Lit: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Congressional Library power plant." 8x6 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Wheels Up: 1922

Wheels Up: 1922

July 31, 1922. Laurel, Maryland. "Two B&O freights wrecked in head-on crash at Laurel switch." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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