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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 • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

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Future Flappers: 1923

Future Flappers: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Girls at Potomac Tidal Basin bathing beach pavilion, 5/28/23." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bill on Wheels: 1922

Bill on Wheels: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Billy Denham, 9/5/22." Competitive cyclist both motor- and bi-. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Gimme Five: 1924

Gimme Five: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Roxie Stinson, figure in Teapot Dome scandal, has her fortune told, 3/27/24." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

        "Roxie Stinson, divorced former wife of the late Jess Smith, right-hand man to Attorney General Frank Daugherty, broke open the Teapot Dome investigations with sensational testimony of graft, bribes from bootleggers, and a crooked $33 million dollar oil deal."

 

Gypsy Camp: 1925

Gypsy Camp: 1925

Montgomery County, Maryland, 1925. "Fortune teller -- Glen Echo Park Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ghost Crossing: 1919

Ghost Crossing: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "The Brighton, 2123 California Street." Come play with us! 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

The Southern: 1919

The Southern: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Southern Apartments, 123 G Street S.W. Formerly a Civil War barracks, stood near jail." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Babes in Arms: 1919

Babes in Arms: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Children's Hospital." ("Nurse, the doctor said they need I.V.'s") National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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