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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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Scraping By: 1925

Scraping By: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Snow removal -- Ford Motor Co. (Fordson) tractor, Pennsylvania Avenue." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Chestnut Farms: 1925

Chestnut Farms: 1925

Circa 1925. "Chestnut Farms Sanitary Dairy." The cows were pastured somewhere near Philadelphia, their milk processed at George Oyster's dairy plant on Connecticut Avenue in Washington. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Tree: 1915

Family Tree: 1915

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1915." The family of Washington lawyer Raymond Dickey, whose somewhat unhinged holiday photos are a Christmas tradition here at Shorpy. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Office Xmas Party: 1925

        It's the Tuesday before Christmas, which means it's time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Xmas Party! Which has been going on for 91 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting? Is there gin in that oilcan? Ask the bear.

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Naval Gazer: 1924

Naval Gazer: 1924

August 18, 1924. "Prof. Hall of Naval Observatory with 26-inch telescope." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pontoons on the Potomac: 1925

Pontoons on the Potomac: 1925

April 29, 1925. "Girls from Keith's [vaudeville theater] at Arlington Beach." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cyber Monday: 1924

Cyber Monday: 1924

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Computing Division, soldiers' bonus." Clerks at the "Bonus Bureau" calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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