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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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The Platters: 1922

The Platters: 1922

December 27, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Cooks with turkey, pies, and apples on platters." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Here Come the Bridesmaids: 1924

Here Come the Bridesmaids: 1924

May 6, 1924. Arlington, Virginia. "Byars-Coontz wedding." The union of Miss Virginia Byars to Lieut. Kenneth Lee Coontz, son of Admiral Robert Coontz. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Office Boys: 1928

Office Boys: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. office boys football team." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Dig We Must: 1928

Dig We Must: 1928

Somewhere in Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "S.W. Barrow" is all it says here. Who can pinpoint the location? 8x10 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

The Ubiquitous Banana: 1920

The Ubiquitous Banana: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "National Fruit Co. banana truck." 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Piano Boy: 1923

Piano Boy: 1923

Nov. 16, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Shura Cherkassky, father Isaac & mother Lydia." The Russian-born piano prodigy at the age of 14. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Friday Night Heavies: 1919

Friday Night Heavies: 1919

Washington, D.C. "Tech High football, 1919." As soon as we're done with our homework, look out. 8x10 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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