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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 • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

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Federal National: 1924

Federal National: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Federal American National Bank building, 1315 F Street N.W." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Culinary Arts: 1920

The Culinary Arts: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "George Washington University." Saucepans 101. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Branch Office: 1922

Branch Office: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "American Forestry Association." Something wicker this way comes. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Daddy WAS a Fireman: 1928

Daddy WAS a Fireman: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Fire Dept. truck decorating." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pianissima: 1929

Pianissima: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Miss Styron." Sade Coghill Styron (1889-1982), "well-known authority on old music." 4x5 glass negative. View full size.

 

A Taller Baller: 1928

A Taller Baller: 1928

Washington, D.C. "Dunn, G.U. '28." Georgetown University forward John Dunn. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Six Shooters: 1921

Six Shooters: 1921

Washington, D.C. "War Risk Insurance basketball team, 1921." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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