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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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Pole Cat: 1929

Pole Cat: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. lineman." Last seen here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Banana Shortcake: 1925

Banana Shortcake: 1925

Nov. 14, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Auction of bananas for Red Cross." The baby is Josephine Scalco, whose father, Salvatore Scalco of the National Fruit Co., is standing at left and whose family was last seen here and here. View full size.

 

The Big Biplane: 1918

The Big Biplane: 1918

WILSON AT TRIAL OF GIANT PLANE

        The trial of the first American-built Handley-Page aeroplane, driven by Capt. E.B. Waller, of the British royal air force, yesterday was witnessed by President Wilson and Secretary Baker. A crowd of more than 5,000 greeted the President when he arrived at the polo field in Potomac Park early in the afternoon.

-- Washington Post, Nov. 16, 1918

November 1918. Washington, D.C. "Bolling Field -- Handley Page on polo grounds." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dawsonville: 1917

Dawsonville: 1917

Montgomery County, Maryland, circa 1917. "Ford car in front of Dawsonville country store, probably H.E. French's." Herbert French being the proprietor of the National Photo Company. 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Light Runner: 1910

The Light Runner: 1910

Fairfax County, Virginia, circa 1910. "Vienna P.O." Our title comes from the name of the delivery wagon. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The Silent Army: 1925

The Silent Army: 1925

May 26, 1925. "Gen. Pershing at Arlington National Cemetery." Standing watch: masts for the Navy's wireless station, built in 1912 at Fort Myer. View full size.

 

Photo Finish: 1924

Photo Finish: 1924

September 6, 1924. Washington, D.C. "80 lb. 60-yard dash, Central High School." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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